Welcome to Gender4STEM website!

Gender aware education and teaching (Gender4STEM) is a research project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The objective of the project team is to promote and support teachers in dealing with gender - balance and diversity in their classroom.

 

Gender4STEM is about raising their awareness on (conscious and unconscious) behavioural gender biases, but above all it is about providing teachers with concrete tools and methods for more gender fair practices. More info about the project.

What is STEM ?

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

The field of STEM covers traditional disciplines such as Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the more specialized disciplines such as Astrophysics, Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering. 

Rationale

Nowadays, innovation is mainly driven by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. STEM skills are recognised as being key to rising to current challenges, which are leading to become knowledge-driven economies and societies.

The problem is that girls seem to lack a calling for these disciplines and they are also very under-represented on courses in the disciplines in question. Culture, education, training, recruitment practices are vectors of gender stereotypes partly to be accounted for the low level of participation of girls in STEM.

This is why Gender4STEM was launched! See how the project team aims to tackle low representation of girls in STEM

How gender fair are you ?

Take the Harvard Implicit Association Test

Select social attitudes, then Gender-Science.

It  is totally free and personal. 

 

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