SO533 Gender and sexuality in schools

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Dagmar Krišová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Dagmar Krišová
Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Dana Jakubjanská, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SO533/01: Fri 24. 2. 10:00–17:50 učebna 78, Sat 25. 2. 10:00–17:50 učebna 78, Fri 3. 3. 10:00–17:50 učebna 78, D. Krišová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 8/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to reflect on gender structures and stereotypes about women, men, transgender people, and people with "difference" sexual orientation, that appear in the school environment and other spheres of social life. The aim of reflecting gender structures in society is to improve the psychosocial and communicative competences of students, specifically their ability to support the individual qualities of pupils and the ability to create a friendly class and school environment that contributes to equal opportunities for all pupils.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to: identify and reflect gender stereotypes in the education system and their lives; analyze the gender structure of society; respond to pedagogical situations related to gender and sexuality (homophobia and transphobia, (sexual) harassment, stereotypes in teaching materials) be familiar with literature focused on gender-sensitive education; open up the topic of gender equality in the class.
  • Self-experience of womanhood and masculinity; Gender stereotypes Gender inequalities in education (LGBTIQ+ pupils, gender segregation in education, school space arrangements, different attitudes of teachers to girls and boys); Problematic school situations (bullying, violence, sexual harassment)
    recommended literature
  • SMETÁČKOVÁ, Irena. Genderové představy a vztahy : sociální a kognitivní aspekty vývoje maskulinity a feminity v průběhu základní školy. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON). 274 stran. ISBN 9788074192296. 2016. info
  • JARKOVSKÁ, Lucie. Gender před tabulí: Etnografický výzkum genderové reprodukce v každodennosti školní třídy (Gender in front of the blackboard.). Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství. 250 pp. Edice Studie. ISBN 978-80-7419-119-0. 2013. info
Teaching methods
experiential learning and drama methods, seminar, self-study, reflection, reading, text analysis, discussion
Assessment methods
Attendance (80%), active participation in the class, tasks (reading of two articles), reflection diary, fulfilling requirements
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022.
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