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Practical approaches to increase girls’ interest in technology education

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExplorations in Technology Education Research
Subtitle of host publicationHelping Teachers Develop Research Informed Practice
EditorsP John Williams, David Barlex
PublisherSpringer
Pages211-222
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-3010-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameContemporary Issues in Technology Education
ISSN (Electronic)2510-0327

Abstract

Education has an important impact on preparing children and young adults to participate in future society. To introduce a more equitable gender balance in technology-oriented fields, and, consequently, in the labour market, our knowledge of technology education and gender-related issues should continue to expand and to receive attention. Numerous studies have indicated the importance of how technological activities are conducted in class and how teachers can influence students’ motivation through the application of different pedagogical approaches. This chapter draws on research to enrich understanding of how to increase girls’ interest in technology education by highlighting some practical suggestions for developing technology education in the future.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland