Gender awareness, classroom diversity and inclusive education - TENERIFE (Spain)

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This course aims at enabling teachers and community leaders to gain a gender perspective, detect and be aware of the inequalities that exist between men and women in different societies in order to promote inclusive education. The participants will learn how gender norms are formed and perpetuated and how they impact people and create unequal opportunities that can lead to gender-based violence. In addition, this course seeks and explains alternative strategies such as gender mainstreaming and the history and evolution of the feminist movement.

This training course is also aimed to be inclusive, so it will adapt to welcome those educators and community leaders who cannot follow the rhythm of ordinary classes and need an extra support, due to some physical, sensory or cognitive impairment. After studying each individual case, specific technical and methodological adaptations can be offered, when possible. The purpose is to give those with more difficulties and learning disadvantages the same opportunities to learn new concepts and develop new skills so they can become references in their communities and therefore lead to social change.


Understand how gender norms create inequalities.
Raise gender awareness among educators of diverse profiles as a means of fighting against multiple discrimination.
Understand the different types of gender discrimination by generating empathy and debate among educators with diverse profiles.
Break stereotypes by training leaders with inclusive profiles.
Make educators with disabilities more visible in society.
Empower educators with disabilities as leaders of social change.
Encourage a multiplying effect by using group dynamics that can be reproduced elsewhere.


Participants with and without disabilities that want to learn about gender balance, diversity, tolerance and social inclusion.


DAY 1: Inequalities in culture
Course summary
Group dynamic: Introductions and expectations
Group dynamic: The story of John and Joanna
Brainstorming: Differences between men and women / sex and gender
Group activity: Soup of labels (gender stereotypes and roles)
Debate: Gender socialization: Where do we learn to be men and women?
Group activity: Analyzing sexism in publicity, songs and stories for children
Group activity: Sexism in language: Examples and alternatives

DAY 2: In search of the same opportunities at work
Activity: Choice of studies and professions
Text analysis: “The world upside down”
Activity: Differences between “men’s jobs” and “women's jobs” (the sexual division of work)
Conclusions: Productive work versus Reproductive work
Analyzing the labor market: examples of vertical and horizontal segregation
Group debate: Means of improvement.

DAY 3: An unequal use of time and spaces
Activity: 24 hours for a man and a woman
Conciliation and other strategies
Activity + debate: How to conciliate family, personal and work life?
Agents involved

DAY 4: Gender based violence and discrimination
The concept of Patriarchy
Activity: Structural violence against women
Examples of direct and indirect discrimination
Debate: Multiple discrimination: women of social minorities
Brainstorming: Types of gender based violence
Case study: Women with disabilities: Specific problems and proposals.

DAY 5 The feminist movement. Evaluation and closing
Debate: The role of women in recent history
Activity: Who is who? (Unknown women)
Waves of the feminist movement
Open discussion on possible future collaborations and planning follow up activities
Summary of key learning points
Final course evaluation and feedback
Validation of learning outcomes and handling certificates
Cultural activity or guided visit (optional)

As we expect to have a group with a great diversity (with participants with and without special needs) the teaching methodology aims to adapt personally to each participant. This will be achieved thanks to a previous diagnosis of the specific needs and difficulties they may have, so that additional technical and pedagogical support can be added for them, together with a continuous communication during the course to provide feedback.

Each topic aims to provide solid theoretical concepts, supported mainly by practical group work with dynamics to encourage the exchange of ideas and personal experiences through enriching debates.

Our standard methodology is based on active learning and it is highly participative and practical. Our focus is on showing the participants how the learners’ motivation increases when they become the actors of their own learning because the teacher takes the role of facilitator or learning guide. Thus, the participants get the chance to experience on themselves the benefits of the active learning methodology at the same time as learning how to apply it in their classroom.

Course organiser
Asociacion Educativa EDUPLUS
San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain

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Upcoming sessions

02.10.2023 > 06.10.2023
09.10.2023 > 13.10.2023
06.11.2023 > 10.11.2023
20.11.2023 > 24.11.2023
04.12.2023 > 08.12.2023
11.12.2023 > 15.12.2023
04.03.2024 > 08.03.2024
04.11.2024 > 08.11.2024

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