Does how we identify our gender influence our contributions to or care for the environment?
A fascinating study raised key questions about whether the way we interact and care for our environment may be influenced by our feelings regarding whether actions are masculine or feminine, and how we feel about being seen to be either of those.
Things to ponder:
- How do we model environmentalism in a non-gendered manner to encourage all students to take part?
- What language needs to change to ensure that students of all genders are encouraged to take part in environmental sustainability education and action?
We recommend reading this article and reflecting on students' physical and social developments and characteristics may be Teacher Identified PD and align with Standard Descriptor 1.1.2 "Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students' physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning".