EDUC 6972T - Boys and Girls Learn Differently: Understanding Gender Differences in the Classroom
(1 sem. cr.) In the groundbreaking book, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, author Michael Gurian demonstrates how hard-wired and socialized gender differences affect how boys and girls learn. This course presents a proven method to educate children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities between genders. During a 2-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six school districts, their innovations led to dramatically improved test scores.
In addition to covering a wealth of topics including how to design the ultimate classroom for students in elementary, middle, and high school, the books also explains when same-sex classrooms are appropriate, and when they’re not.
In this course, educators critically reflect upon and analyze the book’s content with the goal of selecting specific practices to apply in their classrooms.
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