March is International Women’s History Month with International Women’s Day on the 8th of March.
This year’s theme is around the idea of parity, and as a college we have chosen to engage with this theme by reflecting on the resources, texts, role models, and classroom examples that we use in our teaching and support.
· How many texts and resources do we use which are authored by women as opposed to men?
· When we ask students to research and study practitioners, is there a gender balance?
· Of the women we encourage students to engage with, is there intersectionality? Are women of colour, LBT women, and disabled women featured?
· Do we encourage our students to use women as role models in their subject as well as men?
· Are our visual aids and displays gender balanced?
The are six posters which celebrate female achievement, they feature : Sister Rosetta Tharpe (pioneer of electric guitar), Stephanie Kwolek (inventor of Kevlar), Maryam Mirzakhani (Winner of Mathematics’ Fields Medal), Chiamonwu Joy (hyper-realist artist), Ada Lovelace (computer programming pioneer) and Ruth Wakefield (Food Scientist).
There is also a power point starter activity on IWD and gender parity, and information sheets are available on the following topics :
Artemesia Gentileschi and Women’s Voices in Art (Art, Law, Sociology)
Barbie VS the IT industry (IT, Media)
Women In Football (Sport, Sociology)
Margaret Hamilton and the moon landings (IT, Engineering)
Women’s representation in music festivals (Music, Events)
No stories without women (English, Media)
Cecelia Payne and Mary Anning – Science Outcasts (Physics, Biology)
Please click here to access the above: https://cpd.liv-coll.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=325
Support with embedding women’s history or gender parity into your specific subject is available from Kirsty Walker of the One College Equality Group.