Exploring gender myths

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Timeline

gender mythsHow do our gender beliefs shape the way we teach, learn and experience the world?

Leading author and gender expert, Professor Cordelia Fine will unpack the myths and science surrounding gender differences at a presentation to be held at St Michael’s Collegiate on July 27 from 5.30-7.30pm.

Prof Fine tasks parents, teachers and society with carefully monitoring our entrenched perceptions, and the language we use around those perceptions, i.e. boys are more ‘naturally suited’ to science, construction, invention and risk-taking, while girls are more naturally suited to nurturing and artistic professions.

She will also explore the way sex, hormones, culture and evolution work together in ways that make past and present gender dynamics only a serving a suggestion for the future – not a recipe.

The speaking tour is presented by The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia.

If you are interested in attending, please email Ryan Flack, Administration Officer to the Deputy Principal: rflack@smc.tas.edu.au.

Read more about Prof Fine, her previous work and her new book, Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the myths of our gendered minds here.

 

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