Gender: Theory and Practice in Education

The module aims to encourage a critical examination of key debates concerning theory, research and practice in the field of gender and education, and to provide course members with an awareness of the complex social contexts in which gender relations are formed and changing. The module will engage with a number of key debates in the field, including, feminist theory and methodologies in educational research, analysing gender and educational policies, researching sexualities, femininities, masculinities and how (hetero)normativity shapes schooling. Crucially we take an intersectional lens, exploring how gender, race and class intersect in shaping educational experiences and outcomes to address a range of social inequalities. The module will draw out important issues relating to professional practice, providing teachers, researchers, leaders and managers, and those working in non-government organisations a forum for investigating their own interests in the field of gender and education.

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