Project Results

what we want to achieve 

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SELF-ASSESSMENT
TOOL 

University of Thessaly
is leading this project result

Develop a self-assessment tool for assessing HEIs faculty readiness in promoting participation of women in STEM fields of study. The development and implementation of the tool, follows the conceptualisation process of the DigCompEdu Check in self-assessment tool for assessing educators' digital competences.

 

The intention through this project result is to assess how HEI faculty teaching STEM disciplines and their administrative staff addresses women participation and completion of STEM courses. Assessment tools support awareness development, evaluation or certification of the level of a given competence of an individual or organisation. ‘Self- assessment’ refers to the user perceiving its digital competence on its own, i.e. a subjective dimension is added

WESTEM INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTION TOOLKIT

SYNTHESIS Center
is leading this project result.

The WESTEM Consortium intends to create a comprehensive toolkit, including a suite of 20 learning resources, consisting of systematic and inclusive educational scenarios to support HEI faculty towards more inclusive tertiary education STEM courses to encourage girls to study and complete STEM subjects. 

 

The intention is not only to consider gender aspects, but also consideration of the profiles of students in terms of their cultural and socio-economic background - women from marginalised backgrounds are even less likely to pursue Higher Education studies and in particular STEM disciplines.

MENTORS -
ROLE MODELS ACADEMY

KC Kompetenscenter
is leading this project result.

Development of role model mentoring programme for girls and women to encourage them to pursue STEM fields of study and occupations, using successful women examples in STEM related careers.

 

In response to an identified gap in role models for girls in STEM fields, this project result refers to showcasing the portraits of women from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds developed almost from the onset of the project. Mentors in WESTEM have a critical role to play.