Do you have a gender gap in your school? Nationally, twice as many girls than boys choose art and design at examination level. NSEAD's one-day course, Where have all the boys gone? will help you understand the issues, and to address the divide in your school. Educators from all phases and all sectors. welcome.
Location, Postgraduate and Research Centre at Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ
Monday 8th June 2020
Time: 10 am - 3.30 pm
Cost - to include lunch and refreshments: NSEAD Members £160, non-members £190
Since 2000, the gender gap in art, craft and design has grown. There are now twice as many girls than boys choosing to continue with the subject at KS4. In KS5 the gap is even bigger. The divide in attainment has also grown with girls achieving higher grades in all examinations.
Although there is little recent subject-specific research, there is ample evidence in Ofsted reports and in anecdotal evidence that schools can address this problem with targeted intervention. This is related to curriculum design. The course will also look at teaching styles, which some as educationalists suggest can support boys' learning.
This course will help you understand the issues, and to address them by looking at the evidence, discussing how you can develop more inclusive learning models at all key stages and make the subject meaningful, relevant and engaging for all learners.
It will support you in developing realistic and achievable strategies to make changes, to identify your own CPD needs and to achieve the goal of getting boys back into art, craft and design and also improving their attainment.
Susan Coles has been researching the topic, and running courses on this, across the UK for a number of years, and will also be sharing case studies from teachers and schools she has worked with. Susan will share her own experiences of developing courses which have proven highly popular with boys, and without excluding girls. This course is suitable for all phases of education.
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This event is organised by the NSEAD