Undergraduate Course: Gender and Primary Education (EDUA10093)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to introduce students to the ways in which gender can be studied and understood both in the wider context of society and in the situated context of primary education in Scotland. The first half of the course concentrates on theoretical perspectives, focussing on theories of femininity and masculinity, the social construction of gender and the production and reproduction of gender identities, feminist perspectives on gender in education and the impact of gender, and gendered discourses, on teaching and learning policies and practices. The second half utilizes these perspectives to critically analyse gender related issues current to primary education in Scotland, namely the Feminisation of primary teaching, the relative attainment of boys and girls in primary school and issues of gender and power in school management. In the final week students are invited to prepare and present arguments relating to one of these issues in the form of a debate.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Qualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Qualifications required for the B.Ed. (Hons.) Primary and normally completion of years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate programme
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||4000 word assigment
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course students should be able to
! Demonstrate familiarity with key concepts in current discussions on gender in society
! Give a critical evaluation of the various theories of gender
! Demonstrate an ability to use these theoretical perspectives to offer a critical analysis of gender-related issues in contemporary Scottish primary education.
! Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complex ways in which perceptions of gender ?difference= have affected and continue to affect education policy and practice.
! Analyse and critically evaluate the contribution of organisational structures in education to promoting, enabling, questioning and challenging gender identities.
! Draw on their knowledge and understanding of theory and research to articulate and justify a developing personal stance on gender issues.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||gender, primary education
|Course organiser||Ms Ann Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 6430
|Course secretary||Miss Jenna Mcculloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 6012
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