Gender & Diversity Synopsis:
The Gender & Diversity module is an accredited short course (10 weeks) running every Thursday evening starting 10th November 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Sessions will be delivered online via Teams. The course is designed for anyone who works within education and has an interest in learning more about LGBTQ+ inclusion, specifically non-cisgender identities (trans/non-binary).
The course explores the concept of ‘gender diversity’ within the educational context. We strive to meet the needs of professionals from a range of environments including, though not limited to, primary, secondary, and further/higher education, and those who work in diverse learning environments such as SEN settings and alternative provision. The module will investigate current and historic debate surrounding the inclusion of gender diverse students and staff in education, contextualised within legislative framework. Students will be introduced to the concept of gender diversity and the ways in which positive discourse can be facilitated, underpinned by the concepts behind inclusive policies in the UK education system. There will be consistent opportunities to discuss and debate how policy translates to practice in educational settings, identifying a range of barriers and challenges pertaining to gender inclusivity. Gender diversity will be explored critically in relation to racial, cultural, faith, and global perspectives. The module will also compare some of the current support models for gender-diverse people within and beyond the education system.
The course is accredited (30 MA credits available) and includes 2 assignments – 1 x leaflet and 1 x critical analysis.
For further information, and if you would like to sign up for this course, please email Sara Jolly (email@example.com) with the subject “Gender and Diversity”.
Published: October 26