Exploring Gender Equality in Education

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Gain greater awareness of issues around gender inequality in education

Education systems can present both opportunities and barriers to gender equality.

On this three-week course from the British Council, you’ll hear how schools can become more gender-responsive, reflect on opportunities in your own learning environment, and gain practical approaches to put these into action.

Explore the key concepts in gender, from equality and equity to power relations

Gender affects the way society is structured and how we work with people. Our perceptions of our gender are formed by our upbringing, known as gender socialisation.

You’ll start this course by looking at how gender norms and stereotypes can influence learning environments and how gender relations are linked to power relations, especially in the context of education.

Develop practical strategies for gender-responsive teaching

Gender-sensitive and inclusive teaching involves teaching methods and activities that pay attention to the specific learning needs of girls and boys.

Through case studies and real-life stories, you’ll explore how teachers from different countries are making their schools more inclusive for all genders. You’ll then look at the different ways you can implement these strategies in your own context, such as creating trust and positive relationships for classroom management and evaluating learning materials and developing curriculums with gender inclusion in mind.

Learn how to evaluate your school and decide where to focus your action

This course will guide you through practical tools to identify areas that you’d like to see change in your school. From a more gender-responsive school ethos to staff development and community involvement, you’ll explore the bigger picture of gender issues before honing in on the areas where you can make the biggest impact in your school.

This course is designed for teachers and other members of the school community who would like to grow their understanding of gender inequality and the impact it can have on children and young people’s learning.