SCHOOLNETNetwork of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels.
Not-for-profit organisation, aiming to bring innovation in teaching and learning to:
Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers and industry partners.
European Schoolnet pledges to:
- Support schools in achieving effective use of ICT in teaching and learning
- Improve and raise the quality of education in Europe
- Promote the European dimension in education
Transform teaching and learning processes, using ICT as a force for
Is coding the new literacy?
In the past, people hired scribes to write on
their behalf, just as we hire developers to
create computer programs.
High youth unemployment + increasing
demand for IT-skilled professionals
+ need for more innovation in Europe:
can getting more girls (and boys) into IT help
bridge the gap?
WHY GIRLS AREN’T ATTRACTED TO TECH SECTOR: OUR STUDY
Studied attitudes and perceptions of technology and tech jobs in NL, PL, FR, UK
& IT, including girls, boys, parents and teachers.
Girls interested in IT but not IT jobs. Unrealistic
perception of jobs: lack creativity, opportunities for
travel, inflexible, anti-social, don’t relate to real world
Negative impact of
parents, teachers, role
Lack of confidence
in STEM skills
in STEM (inc. IT)
jobs by 20%
stereotypes set in
in computer science
– not just digital
Research evidence suggests solutions
HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?
inGenious school in Croatia, 2013
Secondary school students building an
Hands on IT activity jointly developed with
Kodu Kup, UK, 2013
Students developing games using a
Cisco Girls in ICT Job Day, 2014
Cyberteam young apprentices
at Cisco in Berlin as part of e-Skills 2014
inGenious Teacher Summer School in
160 teachers getting training and sharing
best practice on integrating industry
examples in STEM teaching