Have you thought about a BEd Honours in Gender Education?
- Do you have an undergraduate degree or a four year teaching qualification?
- Do you wish to critically explore the concept of gender, have a deeper understanding of gender inequalities in education and make a relevant contribution through your understanding and research?
The Honours programme in Gender Education examines the concept of gender. It explores how gender operates in education (particularly in school settings), both within the hidden and overt curriculum and aims to encourage students to reflect on their own practices and institutional locations.
The programme is taught by two dedicated members of staff who are experts in the field. Prof Shakila Singh and Dr Bronwynne Anderson have extensive experience in teaching, supervision and publication in Gender and Education and are recognised internationally and locally by their peers.
Why study an Honours Degree in Gender Education?
- The programme attracts amongst the best students. It provides these students with support including frequent consultations and one-to-one mentoring.
- The programme seeks opportunities for students to attend courses and meetings nationally and locally. Students in the course have an excellent record in obtaining national and overseas awards.
- The course is designed to mentor students to become researchers and academics as well as to develop gender-sensitive teachers who will contribute to the improvement of the education system.
- The programme is designed in a way that allows students to reflect on their own teaching practices, engage with the relevant scholarship and ultimately challenge gender norms and stereotypes that perpetuate gender inequalities.
How is the B Ed Honours in Gender Education structured?
- One year full-time or two years part-time
Seven Modules in Total
- Two compulsory modules:
Understanding Research and an Independent Research Project (IRP) in Social Science Education
- The following four specification modules:
Gender and Education, Gender and Educational Management, Gender Curriculum and Identity and Gender Regimes and Justice.
- One module from any other BEd Honours specialisation
Past Student Comments
“Gender Studies made me realise the person that I am and made me accept myself and others. I believe in equality and the study taught me about equality and made me more keen to promote class, sex and gender equality in order to live in an environment that is peaceful, tolerant and non-discriminating”
“I embarked on a journey in the field of gender education since 2009 and I have enjoyed every second thus far. This particular field of study has changed my life in several ways. Firstly, it has encouraged me to become a critical and autonomous thinker. I now not only acknowledge and recognise asymmetrical relations that exist between men and women and boys and girls but rather have gained knowledge and specific insights that are necessary to challenge harmful gender practices, assumptions and gender roles in the wider community and in my own life. I now strive towards promoting greater gender equality in my own family, in my own home and within other spheres of my life. Moreover gender education and the academics in this department have nurtured and inspired me and because of this I have learnt and accomplished so much on this journey and I look forward to a bright future in gender education”
Academic-Prof Shakila Singh
Tel: 031 260 7326
Academic-Dr Bronwynne Anderson
Tel: 031 260 2671
Administration-Mr Patrick Hlangu
Tel. 031 260 2090