What Can Future Education Do in Order to Overcome Gendered Academic and Occupational Interests?
The Gender and ICT research group of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), a UOC research centre, is coordinating a round table with international experts, which aims to discuss the low share of women in many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and occupations is a worldwide phenomenon.
Talks (participation order):
- Gender and Postsecondary Institutional Choices. Barbara Schneider. Michigan State University.
- Why boys do not work at school and girls stay away from STEM: How gendered stereotypes about learning clash with students’ gender identity. Ursula Kessels, Freie Universität of Berlin.
- The Effect of Mathematics Training on STEM Workforce Outcomes. Chandra Muller, University of Texas.
- Motivation and self-confidence of girls in mathematics. Marta Casanellas Rius, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.