Class participation marks and gender in the humanities seminar

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Abstract

Within the Humanities, female students tend to receive lower class participation marks, despite being in the majority within the Humanities’ student body. Research suggests a number of reasons for this disparity, often going back to early childhood socialization. This article explores different seminar activities that can be employed to combat this gender gap, concluding with a consideration of the efficacy of the World Café to encourage all students to participate in active learning and reap the benefits of class participation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Academic Development and Education
Issue number11
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • gender gap
  • class participation
  • active learning
  • seminar format

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