Improving LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Biology Curriculum RA298 / A432

Start date
3 Jun 24
90 Minutes

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Secondary science teachers and non-subject specialist staff often have to teach parts of the curriculum which include sex and reproduction at KS3. Current practice often enforces the idea of a gender binary and uses very narrow human examples where gendered terms and sex terms can become confused. It also often serves to ‘other’ non-nuclear family dynamics. This can make the topic daunting if teaching mixed cohorts of students that include those who identify as non-binary or trans, as well as students from same-sex families. 

This session identifies common issues and challenges that can make these lessons isolating, and offers practical ways of updating language and examples to create a more inclusive topic overview that can broaden student’s understanding and look past traditional binary concepts. Progression in this area is supported by the national curriculum, exam boards, and other educational bodies. This session will be of interest to secondary science teachers as well as science/curriculum leads looking to update their approaches and support their staff in increasing inclusivity when covering these topics. 

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- Identify common challenges and misconceptions in current SoW that cover sex and reproduction.

- Suggested techniques to help update language and definitions used in lessons.

- Suggestions for approaching these topics in lessons and improving inclusivity of delivery.

- Diverse examples and hinterland to enrich SoW and reduce focus on humans and the binary.


Improving LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Biology Curriculum03 June 202415:30-17:00Virtual

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£60.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£90.00 +VAT

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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