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.
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:
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.
• 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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