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Getting girls
engaged in the
digital world
ABOUT EUROPEAN
SCHOOLNETNetwork of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels.
Not-for-profit organisation, ai...
Is coding the new literacy?
In the past, people hired scribes to write on
their behalf, just as we hire developers to
crea...
High youth unemployment + increasing
demand for IT-skilled professionals
+ need for more innovation in Europe:
can getting...
WHY GIRLS AREN’T ATTRACTED TO TECH SECTOR: OUR STUDY
Studied attitudes and perceptions of technology and tech jobs in NL, ...
WHAT WORKS?
Involvement in
education-industry
joint programs
increases interest
in STEM (inc. IT)
jobs by 20%
Engaging gir...
HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?
Measurable
multi-
stakeholder
programs
Computer
science in
the
curriculum
Teacher
training
Informal...
inGenious school in Croatia, 2013
Secondary school students building an
electronic dice
Hands on IT activity jointly devel...
Kodu Kup, UK, 2013
Students developing games using a
simplified
programming tool.
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
Croatia, 2013
160 teachers getting training and sharing
best practice on integrating in...
OUR PARTNERS IN TECH
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Visit www.europeanschoolnet.org
Contact me at alexa.joyce@eun.org
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  1. 1. Getting girls engaged in the digital world
  2. 2. ABOUT EUROPEAN 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 improvement.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. 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 problems Gender stereotypes Negative impact of parents, teachers, role models Lack of confidence in STEM skills
  6. 6. WHAT WORKS? Involvement in education-industry joint programs increases interest in STEM (inc. IT) jobs by 20% Engaging girls early before gender stereotypes set in Developing engaging teaching and learning approaches in computer science – not just digital literacy Research evidence suggests solutions
  7. 7. HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? Measurable multi- stakeholder programs Computer science in the curriculum Teacher training Informal education
  8. 8. inGenious school in Croatia, 2013 Secondary school students building an electronic dice Hands on IT activity jointly developed with
  9. 9. Kodu Kup, UK, 2013 Students developing games using a simplified programming tool.
  10. 10. Cisco Girls in ICT Job Day, 2014 Cyberteam young apprentices at Cisco in Berlin as part of e-Skills 2014
  11. 11. inGenious Teacher Summer School in Croatia, 2013 160 teachers getting training and sharing best practice on integrating industry examples in STEM teaching
  12. 12. OUR PARTNERS IN TECH
  13. 13. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Visit www.europeanschoolnet.org Contact me at alexa.joyce@eun.org
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