This Friday 12 May 2017 at 17:00 CET, Scientix will host the webinar ‘Gender Stereotypes In STEM Education And How To Counteract Them’. Presenters Anne Kerkhoven and Pedro Russo will discuss their research on gender-biased visuals in STEM education resources for primary schools.
THE NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS WEBINAR IS LIMITED!
Anne Kerkhoven and Pedro Russo are science communication researchers who investigated educational resources in Scientix and OERcommons databases. They analysed educational resources with experiments, assignments, videos and games about natural sciences and technology. Their results show that men and women are stereotypically misrepresented in online STEM education resources.
How to counteract gender stereotypes? Register for the webinar and learn more!
The researchers conclude that the male-to-female ratio is already skewed in primary school. Since awareness of stereotypes quickly develop in primary school children between 6 to 10 years old, this is an important discovery. To show children that both men and women can become scientists, gender balanced resources in STEM education are essential.
The webinar takes place on Friday 12 May 2017 at 17:00 CET in the Scientix online meeting room. Register for the webinar here! Please note that there is limited space available and registrants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
This webinar is directly related to the research paper ‘Gender Stereotypes in Science Education Resources: A Visual Content Analysis (2016)’ by Kerkhoven & Russo et al. Find this paper here. The science communication researchers analysed educational resources with experiments, assignments, videos and games about natural sciences and technology.