The special topic calls for papers on Action and Intention: Considering the Relationship between Educational Software and Gendered Career Interests and such papers will appear in Higher Education of Social Science as a special column.
Affiliated research area: Teacher Training, Educational Software, Gendered Career Interests, Advance Learning, Gender Balance, Gender Issues, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Education, Technology Education
Educational software can be a valuable tool for teaching and learning at the pre-college level, where the foundation is laid for entry into technology-related fields like computer science and engineering. Like all technology, the promise of educational software to advance learning and spark career interest in these areas also comes with the potential for unintended and unwanted consequences. One of these consequences is gendered outcomes in learning and career interest. Oversight of gender issues in the design and application of educational software, as well as the way it used by teachers in the classroom, can result in technology-based educational experiences that are more appealing to boys than girls, and that ultimately reinforce the gender imbalance in science and technology majors. As a first step toward understanding how educational software design and teacher implementation can achieve and promote gender balance, this paper brings together research from education, sociology, psychology, and computing to explore the interaction between gender and technology education.
In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Action and Intention: Considering the Relationship between Educational Software and Gendered Career Interests for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.
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36th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education
Related Journals (Special issue):
Higher Education of Social Science Journal, ISSN 1927-0232 [Print]; ISSN 1927-0240 [Online].
Action and Intention: Considering the Relationship between Educational Software and Gendered Career Interests ISBN: 1-4244-0256-5
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