12th Scientix Projects' Networking Event:


Gender aspects continue to play an important role in science education, conditioning study choices or shaping beliefs about one's own capacities and those of others. Performing arts based initiatives are on the forefront of innovative science education approaches and have participatory, dialogic and dialectic qualities to engage students in democratic and inclusive ways of learning. This workshop aims to bring together both concerns in order to explore how arts-based science education can also address gender bias and stereotypes in educational and team-collaborative settings.

The aim of this 12th Scientix Projects Networking Event co-organised by Scientix, PERFORM and GEDII was:

  • To share experiences and initiatives addressing gender aspects in science education through innovative ways.
  • To reflect upon the role of arts-based approaches for combating gender stereotypes and bias within science and beyond.
  • To provide a platform for exploring how arts-based approaches provide both an opportunity for renewing science education as well as tackling gender bias in educational as well as collaborative contexts.





This event is supported by the European Union’s H2020 programme project Scientix 3 (Grant agreement N. 730009), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The PERFORM and GEDII projects have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreements 665826 and 665851, respectively. The event is the sole responsibility of the organizers and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.




Time and date:

5 December 2017, 9:30-14:00 (CET)


Future Classroom Lab of European Schoolnet, Rue de Treves 61, 1000, Brussels, Belgium


Download the draft programme for the event here

Observatory paper:

A Scientix Observatory based on this event about "Gender and innovation in STE(A)M education" was published in June 2018.

Download the observatory paper here