Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Expert in Social and Cultural Education (cod. 5726)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: - will be aware of contemporary theories and best practices of gender mainstreaming in education; - will be able to consider cultural facets of socialization to gender roles and how they interact with the organization of school and with hidden curriculum, also in an intersectional perspective; - will be able to compare projects and actions in gender mainstreaming in education, both inside and outside the classroom.

Course contents

The course will be held in English. It is an interactive course and will be organized into multimedia modules.

Contents will include:

Sociological perspectives on sex, gender and sexual orientation;

Major theories and empirical research on socialization to gender roles;

Gender mainstreaming in education;

Anti-gender campaigns across European countries;

Best teaching practices on gender mainstreaming in education in an intersectional perspective.


If you are interested in taking this course, please fill in this form.


Suggested readings include:

- Institutional reports, available in the course platform (Virtuale.unibo.it);

- Chapters 1-8 and 11 from "Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Education" by Karen Jones, Sage, 2020;

- Further readings will be provided in the course platform (Virtuale.unibo.it).


Teaching methods

Interactive class; multimedia; e-learning environment.

Assessment methods

Written test (three open-ended questions, to be answered within one hour).

Teaching tools

Readings; movies and videos; online material.

Office hours

See the website of Rossella Ghigi


Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.