Diversity and Gender Equality in the School

  Gender equality means an equal visibility, empowerment, responsibility and participation of both sexes in all spheres of public and private life. It also means an equal access to and distribution of resources between women and men. It means accepting and valuing equally the differences of women and men and the diverse roles they play in society. The promotion of gender equality in and through education is a prerequisite to the achievement of human rights protection, the functioning of democracy, economic growth and sustainability. The educational setting is seen as an important field to develop gender equality throughout its relation with young people, families and the community. 

   This course develops concepts as gender equality and equity, intersectionality (disability, class, race) and sexuality and gender identities and the deconstruction of sexist language and prejudices in the educational setting. It analyzes the dominant gender norms as the "ideal-type" of masculine and feminine identities, and the social roles associated with stereotypes in the education system. 

Dates & Locations

Berlin, Germany

  • 18 - 22 November 2019

  • 6 - 10 April 2020

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Objectives

   This course wants to:

•    Improve gender equality at the educational setting; 
•    Deconstruct gender-based stereotypes;
•    Provide critical knowledge in the topic and develop insights to reduce gender imbalances in schools and in other spheres of life;
•    Expound the concept of diversity and build a welcoming and reinforcing classroom environment;
•    Develop preventive and reactive strategies and techniques for differentiated teaching and classroom management;
•    Establish active methodological tools that encourage the participation, cooperation and motivation of students;
•    Stimulate the debate on gender equity;
•    Display how gender norms create inequalities;
•    Raise gender awareness among educators of diverse profiles as a means of fighting against multiple discrimination;
•    List the different types of gender discrimination by generating empathy and debate among educators with diverse profiles;
•    Break stereotypes by training leaders with inclusive profiles.

 

 

Methodology

 

   Our courses, developed in the framework established by the Erasmus+ Programme, are crafted to include both formal and non-formal education methodologies. Starting with a theoretical approach to the theme of the course, we proceed with non-formal learning strategies in order to guarantee and stimulate an active contribution from the participants involved. In practice, we use: Presentations; Analysis of study cases; Discussions in the classroom; Role-plays; Technical visits to local private and public institutions; Conferences with local professionals to exchange good practices; Job shadowing experiences; Workshops to rethink old practices and introduce new ones. By applying scientific knowledge, students are faced with real problems which they will try and solve. In addition, certain key aspects will be revealed, such as the investment of learners put into the project, the representation they have of the scientific phenomenon, or the time available. Moreover, students will not only be able to complete a project, but also to apply new technological tools, and acquire skills such as sketch drawing, mathematical calculations, new materials, concluding drafts, teamwork.

 

Preparation

   Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive a detailed programme outlining the content and structure of the course, as well as recommended reading and viewing material relevant to the course contents. They will also receive practical information about Berlin, including maps, places of interest and accommodation.

 

Cost

   €490/person. For accommodation and other costs please contact us at info@erasmusnet.org

 

Certifications

   We will hand out:

  • Certificate of attendance, which will include title of course, main training content and dates;

  • Europass Mobility certificates issued by your NA and signed by us.

 

Programme