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Call for Participation

The workshop “Sustaining Girls’ Participation in STEM, gaming and Making” brings together researchers, educators, designers and practitioners in IDC to explore how we can shape and create (learning) environments and tools to sustainably engage girls of diverse backgrounds and all ages in STEM, gaming and Making.

Participants will share their experience with relevant initiatives, identify challenges and discuss empirical outcomes and novel designs to build up and strengthen the international community of interest in gender and inclusivity in IDC related to the following questions

  • How can we sustain participation of girls of diverse backgrounds in STEM, gaming and making?
  • How can we better involve the children’s social environment (parents, teachers, peers, etc.)?
  • How can we raise awareness for intersectionality of gender with other dimensions such as race and class among researchers and designers of digital tools and toys for children?

We invite participants to submit position papers (2-4 pages in SIGCH Extended Abstract Format) that report on their research, experience, (local) initiatives and/or designs for supporting gender and inclusivity in STEM, gaming and/or Making.

Position papers should be submitted by 15th April 2018 20th April 2018 via email to idc2018girls@gmail.com. Submissions will be reviewed by workshop organizers and selected based on their contribution and how they fit to the workshop’s theme and goals. We encourage participants to report on non-successful initiatives and research we can learn from.

Accepted submissions and practical information will be available at the workshop’s webpage: http: //idc2018girls.wordpress.com/submissions.

It is required that at least one author of each accepted position paper attends the workshop and all participants must register for both the workshop and the main conference.

Questions? Please email us idc2018girls@gmail.com

 

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