AbstractThe objective of this assignment is to give students the opportunity to apply knowledge about how gender is socially constructed through vocabulary. Students will identify vocabulary that is gender-biased, then create "new" vocabulary that is gender-neutral or inclusive. Students will engage in small group discussion and complete a given worksheet on the...
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- Sex and Gender
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- Any Level
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Usage NotesFollowing lecture(s) on gender and social constructionism, handout the student worksheet and explain the directions. While the whole worksheet will be answered and turned in individually for credit, the discussion questions in Part 2 of the worksheet should be discussed among the students in small groups of no more than 3 students.
Part 1 of the...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Goal 1: Understand how gender is socially constructed through everyday vocabulary. Create new vocabulary that are inclusive and gender neutral.
- Goal 2: Discuss the exclusive nature of the use of gender-biased language.
- Assessment 1: Completion of worksheet where students will replace gender-biased words with new, gender-neutral words. This worksheet will be turned in for credit
- Assessment 2: Students will discuss in small groups instructor-prompted questions and complete written discussion questions that will be graded and turned in individually for credit