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STEM Hour: Overcoming the gender bias in early STEM education

Thu 2nd May 2024
12:
00
p.m. 
to 01:
00
p.m. 
Australia/Sydney

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.

Price $30.00

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Event description

In this one-hour STEM Hour, we are thrilled to have award-winning astrophysicist, author, and the Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith with us to explore the importance of early STEM education and overcoming the gender bias in STEM. 

Developing strong STEM identities is especially important for young girls. This is because girls’ participation in STEM education is negatively impacted by gender stereotypes and implicit biases by the time they are six years old. A shocking statistic.  

On the other hand, children who are engaged and included in rich STEM learning experiences from infancy develop strong STEM identities and cognitive abilities — such as critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity — as well as resilient thinking dispositions and learning mindsets. This is why there’s increasing recognition of early childhood as the critical window for STEM education, particularly for girls. 

This STEM Hour is essential viewing for educators planning to nominate themselves or their service in the Little Scientists Early STEM Education Awards 2024: Australia’s only dedicated awards to recognise STEM excellence in early childhood education. Nominating in either category calls on educators and teachers to critically reflect upon the STEM gender stereotypes and implicit gender biases that permeate our society and to showcase how this can be overcome through intentional, informed, and inspirational early STEM teaching practices. Learn more about the nominating in the awards here.

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith will share her research and insights into:  

  • The gender bias in STEM. 
  • How gender bias may present in the early childhood education setting. 
  • Strategies for creating more inclusive and empowering STEM learning spaces for young girls. 

Purchasing a ticket allows you to tune in live or via a recording. The recording will be shared via email following the event and can be viewed for 3 days after the email is sent. This STEM Hour will be held on:  

Thursday 2 May 2024  

Time zones: 12-1pm (AEST), 10-11am (AWST), 11:30am-12:30pm (ACST) 

This is an essential workshop for all early childhood educators and teachers. It will inspire you to critically reflect on the implicit gender biases that may exist in your teaching practice as well as the implementation of STEM in your service or classroom. 

Refund Policy

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event

Date and time

Thu 2nd May 2024
From 12:
00
p.m.
to 01:
00
p.m.
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

In stock

Online Event

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom. If you are attending the webinar live, the Zoom link will be in your confirmation email after you’ve booked your ticket.

If you are watching the webinar recording later, the link to the recording will be emailed to you in the days following the live webinar. You’ll then have 3 days to view the recording before the link expires.

Early STEM Education Awards

Every educator who attends a 2024 Little Scientists workshop will receive one free month of LoveHeart’s Transform Plan, an AI tool designed to help early childhood educators understand children’s development and uses your observations to create learning stories, learning plans, and more. LoveHeart is a major sponsor of Little Scientists Early STEM Education Awards 2024.

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