The General Teaching Council for Scotland

GTCS Webinar: Gender Balance and Equalities

Watch a recording of our webinar which discusses gender steretyping

Dr Heather Earnshaw (Education Officer, IGBE) and Dr Sarah McGeown (Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, Moray House School of Education) deliver a webinar about Improving Gender Balance and Equalities (IGBE).

They take a critical look at the evidence for sex differences in education and share research literature on gender stereotypes and unconscious bias.

They discuss how gender stereotypes can have a negative impact on both boys and girls and how early years professionals and teachers can actively challenge gender stereotypes in their classroom.


Associated files

Sarah and Heather's presentation slides are available to download here:


    More resources

Practitioners will find a wealth of research and resources to provide support in tackling gender stereotyping on the National Improvement Hub:

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Your ideas wanted

We will be running further webinars and would welcome your suggestions on topics we might cover. Please email your suggestions to: communications@gtcs.org.uk