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851-0242-11L  Gender Issues In Education and STEM

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersM. Berkowitz Biran
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 20.

Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate (excluding Teaching Diploma Sport).

Prerequisite: students should be taking the course 851-0240-00L Human Learning (EW1) in parallel, or to have successfully completed it.


AbstractIn this seminar, we will introduce some of the major gender-related issues in the context of education and science learning, such as the under-representation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Common perspectives, controversies and empirical evidence will be discussed.
Objective- To familiarize students with gender issues in the educational and STEM context and with controversies regarding these issues
- To develop a critical view on existing perspectives.
- To integrate this knowledge with teacher's work.
ContentWhy do fewer women than men specialize in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? Are girls better in language and boys better in math? These and other questions about gender differences relevant to education and STEM learning have been occupying researchers for decades. In this seminar, students will learn about major gender issues in the educational context and the different perspectives for understanding them.

Students will read and critically discuss selected papers in the field, and their implications for the classroom context. In a final project, students will integrate and elaborate on the topics learned in the seminar and will present their work in class.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Successful participation in the course 851-0240-00L Human Learning (EW1).