How robotics can increase girls’ interest in STEM at school
It is possible to increase girls’ interest in STEM at School! Discover some tools and tips suggested by Tullia Urschitz, science teacher, Scientix Ambassador and member of the Gender4STEM expert commettee!
What is it about ?
The 42 minutes tutorial in English is realized by Tullia Urschitz, science teacher, Scientix Ambassador and member of the Gender4STEM expert committee. It aims at providing to STEM teachers useful tips for increasing the interests of girls about STEM subjects, by the use of educational robotics. In the tutorial, Tullia Urschitz gives, at first, an overview about gender stereotypes in STEM, then talks about some European initiatives to contrast gender inequalities in STEM and after gives concrete examples of teaching activities in maths and science using educational robotics. She concludes by giving some useful tips and links to resources to teachers who want to get to know more about the topic.
How to use it ?
Teachers can use this content to learn how to use robotics for raising girls’ interest in STEM. For the users who do not have much time, they can access directly the topic they are interested in by using the time ranges indicated in the table of contents below: 1. Introduction (01:27) 2. Gender stereotypes in STEM (02:21) 3. Some initiatives to contrast gender inequalities in STEM (09:40) 4. How educational robotics can help reduce the gender gap in STEM education: concrete examples of teaching activities in Maths and Sciences (17:15) 5. Conclusive tips (38:17) 6. Useful resources (40:55)