Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls | TechCrunch

Attracting girls towards careers in science and math has been difficult. I wonder if it is a confidence thing or is it more of a gender thing? The research seems to be going in both directions. I think if there were more hands-on problem-solving projects that demonstrated to students how and why to use the higher-level math skills more students, not just boys, would continue in the science and math fields. Projects that allow for trial and error are important to develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. STEM activities could be a game-changer.

A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in student performance based on an exam taken by 15-year-olds.…

Source: Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls | TechCrunch

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