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

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersM. Berkowitz Biran, C. M. Thurn
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.

Catalogue data

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 publications on these topics and their implications for the classroom context. There will be weekly (or bi-weekly) assignments as well as a final project in which students will integrate and elaborate on the topics learned in the seminar.
Prerequisites / NoticeRecommended: Completion of the course 851-0240-00L Human Learning (EW1).

Active participation in the seminar.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Berkowitz Biran, C. M. Thurn
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementPrerequisite: Successful participation in the course 851-0240-00L Human Learning (EW1).

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.


851-0242-11 SGender Issues In Education and STEM Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
The first meeting will take place on 28.2 (second semester week).
We will then meet regularly every week and occasionally may replace a class meeting with a home assignment.
More details will be given closer to the beginning of the semester.
2 hrs
Thu10-12IFW A 34 »
M. Berkowitz Biran, C. M. Thurn


No information on groups available.


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places20 at the most
Waiting listuntil 22.02.2019

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