Module 2 – Gender issues in the classroom
This module introduces trainees to the concept of gender and its issues in the classroom context. Beyond a clarification of the basic concepts on gender, the first unit presents the social mechanisms which construct genders, with a special focus on the role of media in this construction (Unit 1). Then focusing on gender representations in online environments, the oversexualised stereotypes for women and girls as part of online culture are discussed and developed through applied examples of sexist hate speech. (Unit 2). Apart from media, education is the key area to promote gender equality and inclusiveness. It’s why Unit 3 focuses on the role of school and of teachers regarding the reinforcement and the combat of gender stereotypes (school curriculum, schoolbooks, …) including with some concrete application through gender responsive language exercises.