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Spatial thinking in STEM learning: Training a new generation of researchers to increase enrolment and gender balance in STEM learning by addressing deficits in spatial ability among children in Europe

Project description

Addressing barriers to STEM learning for all

Although STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education plays a key role in sustainable growth and stability and encourages critical thinking and innovation, enrolment in STEM subjects among young Europeans remains low. In fact, the large gender gap in spatial ability in favour of males means females are over-represented in the low spatial ability group and more disadvantaged in STEM learning. The EU-funded SellSTEM project will train early-stage researchers (ESRs) to bring new insights into how to tackle the low enrolment and recruitment rates and the large gender gap in STEM education. The project will (i) train ESRs to collect and analyse spatial ability data from children, (ii) develop innovative ways to raise spatial ability above existing levels and (iii) work with teachers to find ways to sustainably embed these new approaches into classroom practice.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY DUBLIN
Address
North Circular Road 191 Park House Grangegorman
D07 EWV4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 098 737,28

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 230 068,44
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 528 414,48
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Rhabanusstrasse 3
55118 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments