Gender and Diversity in the Teaching of Natural Science
Date and time
See below for date and time of individual lectures.
Freie Universität Berlin
Lecture hall A
Arnimallee 22 (B 004)
Anyone with an interest in the topic
Academic Coordinator for Gender and Diversity in the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy Dr. Sarah Huch, Decentral Women’s Representative of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy Christine Eßmann-Stern, the research group Microbiology II, and the research group Neurobiology.
Gender and its combination with other categories of diversity, such as social background, ethnic background, and sexual identity, is currently at the centre of discourses in higher education didactics. Approaches that take gender and diversity into account in discipline-specific course contents, methods, and didactics are taken to be indicators of good teaching. The promotion of gender and diversity competences among students is a goal in higher education across disciplines.
- What do gender and diversity really mean?
- What do they have to do with natural sciences?
- Why is it important in the natural sciences to ask about gender and diversity beyond the structural analyses of instructors and students?
- What is the relevance of topics related to gender and diversity in the academic culture of the natural sciences?
- How can topics related to gender and diversity be taken into consideration in the contents of courses?
- What unconscious assumptions do I myself have with regard to gender, skin color, disabilities, language, etc.?
- How can teaching methods better take into consideration students’ diversity?
- How does the integration of gender and diversity considerations optimise teaching in the discipline?
The lecture series addresses these questions and provides ideas for how gender and diversity can be used as innovation potential for improving the quality of teaching in the natural sciences.
Anyone interested in these topics is invited to attend the lectures and take part in the subsequent reception with refreshments.
Dates and topics
Wednesday 15 May 2019, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (c.t.)
„Zur Relevanz von Gender und Diversity – Einführung in die Geschlechterforschung zu Natur- und Technikwissenschaften“
Prof. Dr. Petra Lucht
(Gender in MINT und Planung. Feminist Studies in Science, Technology and Society (Feminist STS), Technische Universität Berlin)
Monday, 20 May 2019, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (c.t.)
„Gender und Diversity in der neurowissenschaftlichen Forschung: Eine Methodenfrage?“
Prof. Dr. Anelis Kaiser
(Gender Studies in MINT, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (c.t.)
„Unconscious Bias: Unbewusste Vorurteile erkennen und verändern“
(Diversity in Leadership, EAF Berlin)
Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (c.t.)
„Kann Geschlechtersensibilität die medizinische Versorgung verbessern?“
Prof.in Dr.in Sabine Oertelt-Prigrione
(Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, Niederlande)
Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (c.t.)
„Gender- und Diversitykompetenz in der Hochschullehre- Praxisorientierte Beispiele“
Dr. Lisa Mense
(KoFo Netzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW, Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (c.t.)
Workshop – “Gender- und diversitybewusste Methodik und Didaktik in den Naturwissenschaften“
Dr.in Sarah Huch
(Freie Universität Berlin, Didaktik der Biologie)
(Toolbox Gender und Diversity in der Lehre)
Registration is required for the workshop.
“Gender and Diversity in the Teaching of Natural Sciences: Approaches, Research, and Implementation” is a series of events organised by the Academic Coordinator for Gender and Diversity in the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy Dr. Sarah Huch, the Decentral Women’s Representative of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy Christine Eßmann-Stern, the research group Microbiology II, and the research group Neurobiology.