Equipping teachers with knowledge, skills and attitudes to empower them to respond adequately to the learning needs of girls and boys through using gender-aware classroom processes and practices. Teaching quality has a significant impact on academic access, retention and performance.
What does it mean to apply gender responsive pedagogy?
Gender responsive pedagogy (GRP) refers to teaching and learning processes that pay attention to the specific learning needs of girls and boys. These can be identified by assessing the challenges and gaps in skills and knowledge for both genders.
What are responsive teaching strategies?
What is responsive teaching?
- helping the learner focus his or her attention.
- providing reassurance that the task is manageable.
- structuring the task to help students decide what steps should be taken and in what order.
- modelling how an expert does it.
- “thinking aloud” to let the learner observe expert thinking.
What is gender responsive?
Gender responsive: Gender responsiveness refers to outcomes that reflect an understanding of gender roles and inequalities and which make an effort to encourage equal participation and equal and fair distribution of benefits. Gender responsiveness is accomplished through gender analysis and gender inclusiveness.
What is meant by gender empowerment?
Gender empowerment is the empowerment of people of any gender. While conventionally the aspect of it is mentioned for empowerment of women, the concept stresses the distinction between biological sex and gender as a role, also referring to other marginalized genders in a particular political or social context.
How can a teacher reduce gender stereotyping?
Introduce students to people from real life who show there’s more than one way to be a boy or a girl. Select stories for the classroom that don’t play up gender stereotypes. Comment positively on stories that equally value all genders. Put kids into mixed-gender learning groups to encourage cross-gender friendships.
At what age does gender identity develop?
Most children typically develop the ability to recognize and label stereotypical gender groups, such as girl, woman and feminine, and boy, man and masculine, between ages 18 and 24 months. Most also categorize their own gender by age 3 years.
What is gender stereotyping?
Gender stereotyping refers to the practice of ascribing to an individual woman or man specific attributes, characteristics, or roles by reason only of her or his membership in the social group of women or men.
Why is gender important in education?
Evidence shows that educators need to have gender awareness to be open to girls’ and boys’ choices in learning and development, help children explore who they are, and make connections to people around them, as well as gain self-confidence, well-being, peer acceptance, and social support.