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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.

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 098 737,28
Address
North Circular Road 191 Park House Grangegorman
D07 EWV4 Dublin
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor

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Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Gwynedd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 230 068,44
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 528 414,48
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg

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Region
Westösterreich Salzburg Salzburg und Umgebung
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg

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Region
Bayern Oberpfalz Regensburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Rhabanusstrasse 3
55118 Mainz

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Mainz, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00