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The Convergent Deck-Building Game

A new open source card game to introduce young people to the place of women in STEM. Discover new role models, learn about scientific discoveries and those who made them!

Content

What is it about ?

Created by WIDE (Women in digital Empowerment) as part of the Erasmus+ project, Geeks4Education, the Convergent Deck-Building game is a card game based on issues around the lack of representation of Women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and Mathematics). It aims to expose young people to female role models in the scientific and digital fields, their research, their work and their discoveries to encourage them to explore STEM fields or topics after playing the game.

The Convergent Deck-Building is downloadable for free once registered to the mook. The set consists of 132 cards. There are 7 types of cards:

  • Starter (50 cards),
  • Intervention (7 cards),
  • Adversary (7 cards),
  • Science (17 cards: Role Models & Skills),
  • Technology (17 cards: Role Models & Skills),
  • Engineering (17 cards: Role Models & Skills) and
  • Math (17 cards: Role Models & Skills)

with some having "tainted" cards. The colour of the cards would help in distinction!

How to use it ?

During and after the play, students are engaged to discuss about roles models, careers, female scientists, STEM discoveries, and gender-specifc constraints, stereotypes and inequalities. The geek4education website propose other interesting resources for teachers » While playing, students are engaged to discuss roles models, careers, female scientists, STEM discoveries, and gender-specifc constraints, stereotypes and inequalities. The discussion can go on after playing too.

More interesting resources for teachers are available on the geek4education website

Resource Language

English

French

Teaching Activity

Awareness & Counselling

Teaching

Type

Game

Guidelines

Teaching Level

Discrimination Ground