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Gender equality in STEM

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Gender equality in STEM
    • This online open educational resource (OER) is designed for teachers of late primary and early secondary pupils. There is no requirement to have a background in or role related to STEM.

      Gender Equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has been developed by Equality Challenge Unit in partnership with Open Educational Practices in Scotland.

      You can study this course online at a pace that suits you. It also gives you an opportunity to connect with your peers and you can use it as a framework to support group work with colleagues. You can also download the sections to study offline, though you need to return to the online version to complete the activities and quiz.

      By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain a Digital Badge and a Statement of Participation – you need to login and click on the ‘Enrol’ button for your activity to be recorded. Please visit every page when enrolled and complete the activities and quiz in order to gain the Digital Badge and Statement of Participation.

      Except for third party materials and where otherwise stated, when individual resources included in this course have other licences, this course content is made available under a CC BY 4.0 licence

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    This course is part of a collection

    This course is part of a collection of courses called Opening Educational Practices in Scotland. There are 0 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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  • Course learning outcomes

    By the end of the course you will have:

    • Explored the structural natures and harm of gender inequality and stereotyping
    • Explored the causes of female underrepresentation in STEM
    • Understand the concept of unconscious bias and explored how it influences teaching in relation to STEM
    • Understand what STEM capital is and different theories of how to build it in the classroom and how it relates to gender equality
    • Built confidence in teaching and delivering science experiments and STEM based materials
    • Gained experience and confidence in leading classroom discussions on science, STEM subjects, gender equality and stereotypes, and facilitating pupil conversations and learning in relation to subject choice and school experience 
    • Reflected on your own practice and experience

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  • Level 1: Introductory
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