MOOC - Embracing Diversity..

Contact

Name

Melih Özkardes

Contact for Content-Related Matters

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Key Info

Basic Information

Topic:
Gender and Diversity
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Spheres of Action:
Promote internationalization, Strengthen Equality and Diversity
Format:
Online
Institution:
International Office Enhance
Participation Fee:
You can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.

Description

This course promotes the inclusion of women and LGBT people to drive innovation in academic, social and corporate environments and considers the effects of discouragement and self-exclusion on female talent in STEMs.

Group Size: Unlimited

Offered by: PoliMi

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLMrJYdEZ0U

MOOC Format:

All videos included in the MOOC are provided with subtitles both in English and Italian.

The course materials will still be available to all registered users for a long time, even after the closing of the edition.

You can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.

No prerequisite knowledge is required.

In each week you will find self-evaluation quizzes specifically created to help you check the status of your learning progress. The course will be considered as completed if you obtain at least 60% of the Total Score.

This training course is offered as part of the ENHANCE Alliance. Explore here more: www.enhanceuniversity.eu

Methods

MOOC Format:

All videos included in the MOOC are provided with subtitles both in English and Italian.

The course materials will still be available to all registered users for a long time, even after the closing of the edition.

Content

Because of gender stereotypes, women are still given fewer opportunities in life and they have to put more effort into making people understand their value and creativity. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people can also be discriminated against because of prejudices and biases.

Embracing diversity is essential for developing the talent of everyone and for promoting creativity and innovation in academic, social and corporate environments. This 4-week course is aimed at understanding what the roots of biases and stereotypes are, what practical solutions are possible to adopt to promote the inclusion of women and LGBT people in these environments, and why gender and sexual diversity drives innovation and generates new energy.

The course considers the effects of discouragement and self-exclusion on female talent in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEMs, which has big repercussions in the work world. It also shares some actions useful to motivate girls to study STEMs and reports the cases of some organizations that have decided to promote inclusion to create a fertile, authentic work environment for everyone. Finally, the course provides a bibliography about gender and sexuality.

Target Audience

Administrative and Academic Staff and Students

Appointments

Number:2022-INT-001
Date:28/03/2022 to 31/12/2022
09:00 - 16:00
Slots:1 up to 50
Registration:Cooperation partner