The EUC ICT-Enhanced Education Laboratory, hosted at CERIDES, is happy to announce yet another successful research project bid. In particular, the Erasmus+ KA2 project entitled FemSTEAM Mysteries: A Role-Model Game-Based Approach to Gender Equality in STEAM (Ref. #: 2020-1-CY01-KA201-066058) has been selected for funding. The ICTEE Laboratory participates as the project coordinator in this successful bid. The total grant for this project is in the region of 192000 Euros.
FemSTEAM Mysteries is based on the values of gender equality and non-discrimination between men and women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), creativity and innovative entrepreneurship. Through the adoption of an innovative approach that integrates STEM and Arts, and combines Role-Model and Game-based methodology with a mystery story-telling digital game (escape room) that engages teenagers (age 12-15), FemSTEAM Mysteries aims to: (i) bring out the significant role of women in STEAM; (ii) fight stereotypes of students and teachers; (iii) inspire young girls through role-model game-based STEAM pedagogy to follow STEAM careers; (iv) enhance acquisition of key skills and competences for STEAM studies and careers of all students (boys and girls); (v) enhance teachers’ skills in dealing with gender equality in STEAM.
The ICTEE / CERIDES research team which will be participating in the implementation of the FemSTEAM Mysteries project consists of the following EUC faculty members and scientific collaborators:
- Professor Maria Meletiou – Mavrotheris (Director of ICTEE /Project Coordinator)
- Dr. Elena Stylianou
- Dr. Andri Christoforou
- Dr. Ioanna Vekiri