Profile photo ofpbrennan_jy7f6fe0Pat Brennan
Course Facilitator

I agree Celine, children make unconscious assumptions based on gender and it is remarkable just how early children start to internalise such assumptions so the sooner we can start to question such notions the better. As you noted even junior infants have preconceptions, identifying certain characteristics and roles as belonging only to boys or girls because of gender preconceptions engrained in our society. Like with the dressing of the dolls we need to think outside the box and use teaching approaches that encourage pupils to debate, challenge and question existing beliefs.

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