As teachers and school leaders, we can inspire and encourage them to feel confident and enthusiastic about STEM, and to take advantage of the increasing number of STEM-related jobs and STEM-literate individuals in the workforce.
Schools play a critical role in supporting girls interest and confidence in STEM. Learn how to provide a school environment that encourages girls to study STEM and break down any barriers.
Creating a gender-inclusive teaching and learning environment in your classroom can inspire girls to engage more deeply with STEM, and to see themselves as successful STEM learners and potential STEM leaders.
Use these STEM lessons to provide an engaging context for your students to develop and apply their STEM skills and knowledge to solve a problem or challenge.
Society has a big influence on the encouragement and career development of girls in STEM. Girls' perceptions are also shaped at home and reinforced at school. When engaging girls in STEM, a whole-school approach can have a significant impact.
A key approach to engaging and motivating students to study STEM subjects and pursue careers in STEM is to foster relationships with industry, TAFEs, universities and business.