[CANCELLED]Integrating the Gender Dimension into Teaching and Learning in Initial Teacher Education in Ireland (74061)

Session Information: Curriculum Design & Development
Session Chair: Eva Gorgievska

This Presentation has been cancelled
Saturday, 23 September 2023 11:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Room D (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

This inter-institutional project, the first of its kind in initial teacher education (ITE) in Ireland, supported teacher educators to integrate the gender dimension into teaching, learning and educational outreach in ITE Departments across Ireland. In general, teacher educators in Ireland have not received any formal training and as a result do not have a strong background and expertise in the area of gender equality. The new Irish Primary Curriculum Framework, launched by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) in 2023, places a strong emphasis on inclusive education, diversity, active citizenship, and wellbeing. Therefore, ITE now more than ever needs to examine how the gender dimension is being implemented into undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. The project was funded by a Higher Education Authority Gender Equality Enhancement Funding and involved qualitative and quantitative methods which centred student and teacher educator voices. Phase one involved questionnaires and focus-groups with student teachers and teacher educators across early childhood and primary education, exploring their knowledge and understanding around gender and gender equality and their experiences of integrating gender equality into their own teaching. Phase two comprised capacity-building activities, online seminars, and workshops on incorporating gender and gender equality in third-level curricula for academics in teacher education and those who deliver educational outreach in schools. This presentation will discuss key findings from the project and recommendations for how gender equality might be embedded in ITE in Irish higher-education institutions.

Patricia Kennon, Maynooth University, Ireland
Suzanne O’Keeffe, Maynooth University, Ireland
Maeve Liston, University of Limerick, Ireland
Máire Hanniffy, Atlantic Technological University, Ireland
Edel Foster, University of Limerick, Ireland
Niamh Fortune, Maynooth University, ireland

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Patricia Kennon is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Maynooth University in Ireland

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00