Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Faculty of Science and Engineering News

Funding from Erasmus+ Program for learning and teaching project

03 October 2023

Dr. Dina Maniar from the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials ( ZIAM ) and Prof. Lucy Avraamidou from the Centre for Learning and Teaching ( CLT ) are collaborating as partners in the project titled 'TINKER: an Authentic Learning and Gender-Inclusive Framework for Teaching Informatics.' This project secures funding from the Erasmus+ Programme 'Partnerships for Innovation - Forward Looking Projects'.

In total, the consortium has been awarded a grant of EUR 1.5 million, with Maniar and Avraamidou receiving approximately EUR 200,000 for a period of 30 months. The project is coordinated by the Center for Research and Development (Cyprus). It involves a consortium of ten partners, both universities and NGOs in Europe. 

Gender-inclusive learning

The project's primary objective is to develop courses that will enhance the capacity of high school teachers and university instructors to design authentic and gender-inclusive learning experiences for teaching and assessing informatics competencies. These courses will utilize a blended learning methodology, allowing instructors to participate in both online and face-to-face sessions. The training program will be developed through an innovative set of pedagogies, AI-based instructional methods, and challenge-based learning approaches.

Forward-Looking Projects

The European Commission aims at a strong Higher Education sector in Europe in order to be able to compete with the rest of the world. Forward-Looking Projects are large-scale projects that have the potential of becoming mainstreamed and giving input for improving education, training and youth systems, as well as to bring a substantial innovative effect in terms of methods and practices.

Last modified:03 October 2023 11.46 a.m.
View this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 11 June 2024

    Hydrogen seeps into nooks and crannies

    Because hydrogen is a much smaller molecule than natural gas, it can easily leak. Even worse, despite its small size, hydrogen can affect larger materials and make them as brittle as glass.

  • 06 June 2024

    ‘We could not have dreamed of this’

    An international team of researchers, led by Groningen PhD candidate Aditya Arabhavi, has discovered that disks around very faint young stars are very different from those around Sun-like stars.

  • 06 June 2024

    Comenius Teaching Fellow grant for Lerch and Bianchi

    Dr. Michael Lerch and Dr. Frans Bianchi have received a EUR 50,000 Comenius Teaching Fellow grant from the NRO.