Even though girls and boys sit side by side in classrooms all across the country, women are still much less likely to choose careers in STEM than men. The accepted response to these facts is that if only we can enthuse / inspire / encourage more girls to enter STEM fields, then the disparity will disappear.
This interactive workshop explores another avenue - the language we use to talk about STEM - and the impact it has on how people relate to the field. This workshop will teach practical ways to discuss STEM with girls, and will work through two teaching resources that can be run with students to help engage and inspire girls about careers in STEM.
Join us at the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers 2017 Conference 'Capital Maths' at the Canberra Convention Centre. More information and conference program here.