UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


Engaging Teachers in Gender-Aware Practice

2 October 2012

Within STS we're always keen to ensure that the findings from our research are able to benefit people outside of academia.  To this end our Director of Research, Karen Bultitude, was delighted to be invited to Dublin recently to work with Irish teachers to share her expertise in gender-aware teaching practice.  Building on the results from the Girls into Physics Action Research programme, the session incorporated interactive 'myth busting' exercises as well as practical top tips and academic research evidence to encourage greater take-up of physics by both boys and girls.

Feedback from the talk included:

  • "Greatly applicable to teaching"
  • "Will definitely check out the pack/website"
  • "Gave some good tips on motivating students to do physics" 
  • "Very important topic-great speaker"
Irish physics teachers with STS's Karen Bultitude at Trinity College, Dublin.

Irish physics teachers at Trinity College, Dublin.  STS's Karen Bultitude is at centre front.