You are cordially invited to the first:
Maths and Physics Gender Equality Annual Lecture
Tuesday: 18/05/2021 at 12pm
You are cordially invited to the 1st Maths and Physics Gender Equality Annual Lecture
Speaker: Dr Mariangela Zenga (Un. of Milan Bicocca)
Short bio: Mariangela Zenga is currently an assistant professor in Social Statistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). Her research interests are in models to study the flows of the patients in hospitals, in gender gap in higher education and in labour market studies. She collaborates with the Bicocca Applied Centre at Milano-Bicocca University and with the Centre for Statistical Science and Operational Research in the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University of Belfast.
Title: Gender and Information and Communication Technologies: results from PISA 2018
ICT literacy has become an important key driver regarding the competence for the adults, but even more for young people. As it was pointed out in 2003, ICT literacy is defined as “the interest, attitude, and ability of individuals to appropriately use digital technology and communication tools to access, manage, integrate, and evaluate information, construct new knowledge, and communicate with others in order to participate effectively in society” (Lennon et al., 2003). Using data from 2018 Programme for International Student assessment (PISA), this work will show the gender differences in ICT literacy and will explore the relationships in ICT literacy with literacy in mathematics, reading and science.
Lennon, M., Kirsch, I., von Davier, M., Wagner, M., & Yamamoto, K. (2003). Feasibility study for the PISA ICT Literacy Assessment, Report to Network A. Retrieved from http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED504154.pdf.