As part of the Gender 4 STEM project, LIST and Women in Digital Luxembourg, along with its European partners, invite secondary-level teachers to participate in a training pilot session. The first session will be on March 14, from 14.00 to 18.00 at IFEN – Institut de Formation de l’Education Nationale- eduPôle.
Nowadays, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines, mainly drives innovation. STEM skills are recognized as being key to rising to current challenges, which are leading to become knowledge-driven economies and societies.
The problem is that girls seem to lack a calling for these disciplines and they are very under-represented on courses in the disciplines in question. One of the reasons why STEM disciplines are unappealing to girls might be the persistent stereotypes. Teachers are not always equipped to manage gender diversity in their classrooms. Educational materials also lack female characters, role models likely to stir young girls’ interest in these subjects from a young age. In order to spark greater interest in STEM disciplines among girls, the Gender4STEM project aims to create a platform – the Gender4STEM Teaching Assistant – where educational and awareness-raising materials are available for use by secondary-level teachers.
By concluding this session participants will learn to:
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If interested, please contact Marie Gallais via email.