Gender equality in ECD – pause and reflect Copy
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Module 1: Gender and Sex
Pause and reflect on the gender biases you may hold. What are they, and how do they affect your actions? What can you do differently now that you have become more aware of them?
This response will be awarded full points automatically, but it can be reviewed and adjusted after submission.
Module 2: Gender in early childhood Development
Pause and reflect: Can you think of a specific time in your teaching or work that you treated a child or children in a certain way because of a gender bias that you held?
Module 3: Create a gender-responsive learning environment
Pause and reflect: Think about the way in which your classroom and learning areas are arranged. What would you change to encourage participation of all children?
If you are not a teacher, please reflect on the following: How would you advise a teacher to go about the arrangement of their classroom and learning areas so that they encourage the participation of all children?
Module 4: Learning materials
Pause and reflect: Think about the learning materials you are currently using. How can you use them to help children become more aware of stereotypes?
If you are not a teacher, please reflect on the following: How would you advise a teacher to use the learning materials they already have to make their learners more aware of gender stereotypes. Keep in mind that some of their learning materials (posters, storybooks, play materials) may be stereotypical.
Module 5: Learning activities
Pause and reflect: Think about the different activities in your daily programme. What changes can you make to promote gender equality?
If you are not a teacher, please reflect on the following: What tips would you give a teacher to promote gender equality using the different activities in their daily programme?
Module 6: Classroom interactions and language use
Pause and reflect: Think about the interactions between children in their learning environment. What ideas do you have that can support children to express themselves freely and accept one another?
Module 7: Interactions beyond the classroom
Pause and reflect: Think about your own work situation, whether you work at a school, ECD centre, at home or elsewhere. What are ways you can reach out to caregivers/parents to promote gender equality?