The Childhood Research Group: Richard Watermeyer (Cesagen, SOCSI and Beacon for Wales)
Starts: 9 June 2010
Wednesday 9th June 2010, 13:00-14:00, Room -1.79 Glamorgan Building
Speaker – Richard Watermeyer (Cesagen, SOCSI and Beacon for Wales)
Discovering Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
Discover! clubs are learning spaces dedicated to changing dominant cultural attitudes and widening access of women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM); subject and occupational fields traditionally dominated by men. They are designed to capture the imagination and interest of young school-aged girls, close to selecting their GCSE choices, providing a learning zone where dominant gendered constructions of curriculum and occupation that discourage young women from pursuing STEM are disassembled. This paper is the culmination of eight week's observation of a local Discover! club. It explores the efficacy of Discover! as a source of critical pedagogy that challenges and uproots embedded gendered assumptions and stereotypes.
Open To: Staff and Students