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Thursday, January 4 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Unconscious Bias and Its Effect in the Classroom T35

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For more than 30 years, uptake of A-level physics among girls has remained at around 20%. Previous research from the IOP has shown that this 20% comes from certain schools and that schools that achieve a good gender balance in physics achieve a good gender balance in other subjects, suggesting that the problem isn’t with girls or physics - whole school environment makes a difference. 
The latest project from the IOP has trialled interventions that looked at how bias and stereotyping could be addressed in a school environment as well how lower confidence of girls could be addressed. The project shows promising results with the number of girls taking A level physics in targeted schools trebling. This workshop looks at what unconscious bias is, how it affects the classroom and what teachers can do about it.

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Jessica Rowson

Gender Balance Manager/Development Coach, Institute of Physics
Jessica Rowson is the Gender Balance Manager Pre-19 for the Institute of Physics, responsible for managing projects that look at the barriers faced by girls when deciding whether to continue to study physics at A-level, and what active steps can be taken to redress the imbalance... Read More →

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT