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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)

Childhood Research Group

Abstract:

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.

 

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Open To: Staff and Students