edu5ge gender



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop their understanding of constructions of masculinity and femininity and educational strategies aimed at addressing the interests of girls/women and boys/men through analysing, and evaluating critical gender theories, and the effects of gender on learning outcomes, schooling choices, curriculum, participation and equality in local, national and international educational contexts.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTanya Fitzgerald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


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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