Upcoming Webinar on June 20: "ICT learning Projects screened from a gender point of view"

The Gender Equality group of the Unite IT Network is holding its first webinar on Friday 20 June 2014, 10h30-12h CET

Introduction

While Europe is facing an ever widening gap between e-skills and ICT-related employment opportunities, girls are still largely under-represented in computer studies.

ICT learning centers can play a role as change makers in closing this gender gap, not only by training women for specific ICT occupations or high computer & internet skills, but also by addressing the barriers that prevent young girls from taking up careers as ICT specialists.

Agenda

In this webinar, Gender & ICT experts from Interface3 will screen 2 ICT learning projects directed to high school students from a gender point of view:

Link to the Future (Information Society Development Foundation, Poland)
Initial Professional Qualification Program (TEB Youth Association, Spain)

The following elements will be screened:
• Gender proportion of teachers/students
• Gender segregated roles of teachers/students
• Gender stereotyped views of teachers/students
"ICT is masculine": shared belief among teachers/students
• Stereotyped representations in announcements or classroom educational material and displays
• Educational methodology of the project
• Relevancy of the course curriculum
• Level of knowledge among teachers/students of what ICT jobs entail
• Level of stereotype threat induced by teachers/students

➨ More information: Why are so few girls attracted to study ICT?

After, a number of best practices that address the above barriers will be presented.

Target audience

• ICT learning coordinators & teachers willing to act as change makers in addressing the gender gap in ICT
• Gender & ICT experts
• Gender & ICT enthusiasts

Interested? Participation is free. 

➨ Register your attendance before June 19 by filling this online form

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Comment by Lize De Clercq on June 17, 2014 at 12:57

Hi Loreta!
Yes, such a pity! Can't any of your colleagues participate neither? The webinar will though be recorded and available for replay with webex player afterwards.

Thanks for letting us know your interest, please join the gender equality group so we can stay in touch!

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