Inspiring Practice Project

Serena - Serious game for girls about renewable energy technologies to promote their interest in technical vocational training

Uploaded by Kristin Simon on 18 January 2017
Owned by RRI Tools . Last modified on 06 September 2021

In Germany and other European countries only a small number of women work in technical professions. Serena is a Serious Game for Girls (13-15 years) about Renewable Energy Technologies. The game can be used as a tool by teachers, parents or other initiatives focusing on promoting interest in technical vocational training among girls. 

The project has both scientific and applied significance because it combines a design-based research approach to develop a serious game that aims to address the under-representation of female adolescents in technology through improving their confidence in mastering technical tasks.

In addition to the interaction with girls, partnering schools and gender experts, citizens in society are involved in the game’s development.

Development, Exploration, Implementation, Monitorization & Evaluation, Dissemination


From 01/01/2015 to 31/05/2017

Leading organisations:

  • Bonn Science Shop (WILA Bonn)
  • Technical University of Dresden
  • Game Studio the Good Evil

Cooperation partners:

  • Realschule Neuss-Holzheim 
  • Oberschule Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Heidenau, female gaming community

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