MOOC Técnico: Women in STEM – a MOOC for Educators

Gender stereotypes and under-representation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) affect the way girls and young women perceive themselves, and it is one of the reasons for their limited presence in the STEM field. Believing that MOOC and gender-balanced educational content in general can be part of the solution, in this MOOC we are going to listen to the voices of people who work for a more inclusive environment in the STEM field.

We present a toolkit created in the framework of FOSTWOM Erasmus+ project ( to develop MOOCs according to a gender conscious perspective with a particular focus on: Content and storytelling to be used, gender-aware language, gender-aware use of images and visual materials.

The aim is to offer a practical tool to all people willing to create educational content in a gender-conscious perspective.

This MOOC is provided by MOOC Técnico, designed in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano and developed in the framework of the FOSTWOM project.


Access to materials:

You can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.

Course materials will remain available to all enrolled users after the end of the current edition, so they can return to content later. All videos included in the MOOC are provided with subtitles both in English and Portuguese.


Course start date: September 12, 2022
Course end date: January 1, 2023

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