Teaching Gender to Youth

Teaching Gender to Youth

UNU-GEST would like to offer the course Teaching Gender to Youth with the objective to provide practical tools and critical understanding on how to advocate and develop curricula for teaching gender equality at the high school level. The course would be tailored to the needs of teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, educational administrators and policy makers.

Objectives of the course:

  1. Increase understanding on how to use feminist pedagogies and critical practices to inform work with students at high school level.
  2. Offer tools on how to develop curricula for gender studies at high school level that will include discussions of identity and privilege, gender roles and stereotypes, healthy relationships, and the spectrum of violence (sexual assault, shaming practices, revenge porn, dating violence, stalking, domestic violence etc.).
  3. Examine strategies for advocating and generating support for gender reform at high school level, both on the macro level (policy makers and curriculum developers), and on the micro level (in schools – teachers and key mediators).
  4. Identify strategies to ensure student participation, and support student body in self-organizing as agents of change.
  5. Discuss strategies to multiply and upscale pilot programmes and create networks of gender studies programmes at high school level.