AbstractWe all share a common context of understanding when it comes to consumer products, and in our capitalistic culture, corporations exploit gender as a means of profit. We see this in the ubiquity of gendered products and services, none of which have any real need to be masculinized or femininized. To reinforce the understanding of gender as a social...
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- Sex and Gender
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- Any Level
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Usage NotesThis activity is best undertaken near the end of the semester, or any time after students have been equipped with an array of concepts and theories related to gender, sex, and/or sexuality. This activity requires developing a presentation, so while students may work on the activity in class, it is unlikely they can complete the activity within a class...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Goal 1: To understand the social construction of gender.
- Goal 2: To apply course concepts related to gender, sex, and/or sexuality.
- Goal 3: To create a presentation and practice public speaking skills.
- Assessment 1: Students work individually or in groups to conceptualize a new gendered product or service in the format of a Shark Tank style pitch.
- Assessment 2: Students will apply and explain at least three theories, concepts, or ideas from the course in their Shark Tank style pitches.
- Assessment 3: The professor evaluates each pitch using a rubric (more assessment options are detailed in the usage notes).