PREDIL - Promoting Equality in Digital Literacy
PREDIL is a European LLP project, in the field of ICT and gender.
At present, the take up of ICT-related careers by women is very small; this has two important consequences. First is the loss to the economy of the talents of a significant part of the potential workforce; second is the direct economic implications for women, many of whom are excluded from very well paid jobs.
PREDIL’s central concern is on the harmonization of societal needs and pedagogical practices.
PREDIL is built on the premise that evidence based gender sensitive pedagogical methods and teaching approaches can be catalytic in increasing both the quality of educational provisions and pupils’ motivation in STEM related fields. In light of that the project’s goal is to increase understanding into the processes that underpin the great imbalance in take up of ICT by boys and girls at school and university level and on such a base to develop a coherent and comprehensive gender sensitive pedagogical strategy supported by a self reflective (diagnostic and self-observation tools) framework for in-service teachers in order to address and remedy the imbalance.
PREDIL is to be carried out by an eight member consortium (Greece, France, UK, Spain, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland –being a silent partner) in a period of twenty-four months and in the frame of seven interrelated work packages.