Aquest article analitza l’efecte del gènere en les vocacions tecnològiques estudiant quins són els factors que provoquen el gran desequilibri entre la presència d’homes i de dones en els estudis tècnics. Es mostren dades estadístiques de la situació actual i la seva evolució i s’expliquen accions realitzades per potenciar la presència de més dones en els estudis tècnics.
In problem-based learning (PBL), students work together in groups to solve real-world problems. This is a very promising methodology to prepare students for 21st century skills as leadership and think critically, and to develop a model for lifelong learning. Furthermore the rise of Web 2.0 as a collaborative platform offering a wide range of communication and website-based tools fits very well with this PBL learning mode. In this paper, we present a real experience supporting this thesis in a high school. The project has been possible thanks to the Educat 2.0 project in Catalonia schools that provides the technical infrastructure suitable for schools, teachers and mainly students to easily access internet and Web 2.0 tools.
Gil Gómez, Maria Luisa; Cusso Calabuig, Roser Interactive Collaborative Learning: International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning and International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy p. 20-28 Presentation's date: 2012-09-26 Presentation of work at congresses
The common and easy access to technological devices has led to the rapid inclusion of technology into the learning process. The development of technical skills, as well as the increasing confidence in computer attitudes, seems to be obvious. We therefore propose to go beyond and advocate the use of TEL to provide specific leadership, multi-tasking and other organizational skills, known as computational thinking, as precisely the main contributions provided by TEL.
To support this hypothesis, we present two different experiences.
The first, based on high-school students, to introduce young people to technology at the same time as they acquire other demanding skills. The second, with undergraduate Computer Science students, is focused on technology itself to enhance and improve computational thinking skills. A comparison is also made between two populations with different digital profiles in their user skills (general in the first case and engineering biased in the second).
Gil Gómez, Maria Luisa; Fernández Mostaza, Maria-José; Cusso Calabuig, Roser; Crusafon, Carlota Annual Global Engineering Education Conference p. 833-838 DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2010.5492490 Presentation's date: 2010-04-14 Presentation of work at congresses
Technological advances are improving the standard of living and working conditions. Curiously, the number of students that choose technological studies and careers continues to decline.
This fall is particularly noteworthy in respect of females. One of the main reasons for this is that neither the model of professional profile promoted, nor the global approach of the mission is attractive or appealing.
Some studies indicate that problem-based and project-based learning methods are conducive not only to acquiring social and interpersonal skills that are valuable in a workplace, but also to increasing gender diversity in engineering degrees.
In this paper we present a pilot project, ICT4Girls. The main goal is to diffuse computer science as a real tool for service of society, with a principal aim of promoting ICT careers.
Based on a wireless sensor network (WSN) platform, several real projects by undergraduate students are presented. For our
purposes here, two projects have been defined. Beginning from a basic-skill framework, each presents a different audience and goals.
Los avances tecnológicos están mejorando el nivel de vida y las condiciones laborales. Curiosamente, el número de estudiantes que eligen carreras tecnológicas, desciende continuamente. En el caso de la mujer, esta caída es notable. Uno de los motivos apuntados es que el modelo de perfil profesional, al igual que el enfoque global de la misión que se promociona no es atractivo ni sugerente.
En este artículo presentamos una experiencia piloto, inicio del proyecto ICT4Girls. El objetivo principal es difundir y mostrar la realidad de la informática como instrumento de servicio a la sociedad incidiendo especialmente en la visibilidad de la mujer en las carreras de la Tecnología de la Información y la Comunicación.