The symposium in 2011 was about the principle of co-education.
Here was the program:
11.00 – 12.30
Children TV-Program … Gender Analysis
Joanna Kearns (teacher in SSP) has done a survey on the most favourite TV-programs of the children in the school. In the introductory session on the day we will watch an episode of the top rated TV-program in the survey. We then will analyse it along the lines of gender statements and stereotypes.
13.00 – 14.30
Kevin Davison (NUI Galway): Role models for boys in primary schools
Dr. Kevin Davison is a Lecturer with the School of Education at The National University of Ireland, Galway. He teaches, researches, and publishes in the areas of: gender and education, masculinities and schooling, research methodologies, and science outreach. In addition to a number of academic articles and reports, he is the author of Negotiating Masculinities and Bodies in Schools: The Implications of Gender Theory for the Education of Boys (2007, Mellen), and Masculinities and Schooling: International Practices and Perspectives (2007, Althouse).
Link to the NUI Galway page
In his presentation Kevin Davison will address the debate on role models for boys.
15.00 – 16.30
Co-education as topic in teacher training and teaching practice
In numerous situations in everyday school life aspects of gender play a role. How are teachers prepared to address these issues? We will look at the experiences of teachers in their training courses as well as in the actual teaching practice.