Societal gender norms affect how people have traditionally been grouped and named in many aspects of our lives. These norms have been applied implicitly or explicitly to the design of problem banks, examples used in textbooks and other educational materials. In this workshop, we explore strategies for updating assignments and other course content to be more gender inclusive. We also show that this intentional approach can be used in other situations to the benefit of your students’ well-being, learning and persistence in STEM. As part of our discussion, we will share examples of gender inclusive practices, including tips for responding to student questions and comments about gendered course materials.
Note: This is an in-person workshop. There will be an online version on the same topic on Wednesday, April 5 3:00-4:30pm.