Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop their understanding of constructions of masculinities and femininities as they interact with other markers of identity such as ethnicity and sexuality. There will be a focus on educational strategies aimed at addressing issues of gender sexuality and diversity through analysing, and evaluating critical gender, sexuality and critical race theories, and the effects such issues have on learning outcomes, schooling choices, curriculum, participation and equality in local, national and international educational contexts.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGender in world perspective,PrescribedConnell, R. (2009)POLITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. knowledge about how education can replicate gendered practices that may have subsequent effects on students' learning outcomes and life opportunities

Workshop discussions and critique of relationships between educational outcomes, gendered curriculum, teaching practices, educational achievement and issues of disadvantage

02. an understanding of the interdependence between gender, society and education and how to use critical, socially just and participatory processes when considering gender issues in education

Presentation of findings to whole class on understanding of social, political and cultural differentiations within national and international education sectors.

03. develop gender awareness in teacher practices and in educational settings and contexts

Theoretical critiques of gender and understanding of key texts and research relating to

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 600 word short written assignment15 01, 02, 03
One 600 word annotated bibliography and dot essay plan (bibliographical details not included)15 01, 02, 03
One 1200 word essay based on bibliography30
One short answer (x3) take home exam (1200 words)30
Ongoing tutorial tasks (equivalent of 400 words)10