Topic/Area: STEM/ Girls Education

Date released: 2016

Type of Best Practices

  • Intellectual Output 1: Global STEM Challenges
  • This was the focus in Year 1 leading to the development of innovative methodologies and the students' eBooks
  • Intellectual Output 2: Teacher Training Materials. We are developing teacher training in a variety of formats including an online course
  • Intellectual Output 3: Teacher Toolkit See for further details
  • Intellectual Output 4: Training Curriculum

Partners / network

The University of Hull (UK) [Co-ordinator]

Practical Action (UK)

Centre for Citizenship Education (PL)

Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology Ltd-CARDET (CY)

University of Boras (SE)

de Ferrers Academy (UK)

Zespół Szkół w Siennicy (PL)

The Grammar School, Nicosia (CY)

Description of the methods/ approach

The project developed innovative methodologies such as sustainable development goals, climate action and more as well as the students' eBooks which are available here.


The “Girls into Global STEM” (GIGS) project aims to increase the employment potential of all young Europeans, but especially girls, by improving their interest and engagement in STEM subjects through linking these to a wider awareness of global issues. More precisely, the objectives of this project were:

  • To increase the employment potential of young Europeans, especially girls, by improving their interest and engagement in STEM linked with wider awareness of global issues and facilitated through digital skills.
  • To support teachers in the embedding of digital skills and global learning methodologies into their STEM teaching
  • To integrate digital literacy set within a global context into STEM education policy and practice

Evaluation (results) of its effectiveness (if applicable)

For research and dissemination check here

Overview of the lessons learned which are relevant to the project

Produced Global STEM Challenges linked to the UN Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals)

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