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Gender and diversity in teaching and learning

The course Gender and diversity in teaching and learning provides a space to analyze gender and diversity both within the university as an organization and in teaching and learning situations in the classroom.

How can we understand gender, ethnicity/race, class, ability? What do we mean by diversity, equal treatment, intersectionality? And how do they work in the university and in the classroom?

The course addresses how gender and diversity are done in different teaching and learning situations in the classroom, in policy documents, and in legislation. It analyses universities’ institutional and cultural dimensions. Not least, it gives you tools to create more accessible and less exclusive classrooms.

The course consists of a combination of

  • lectures 
  • seminars
  • hands-on exercises
  • and participants’ presentations.

Throughout the course, you will write a course project and will receive feedback from others in the class and from the course teachers. An important element of the course is to learn from each other’s experiences as teachers and to put these in dialogue with your readings of the course literature.


Thursday 4 November, 13-16
Introduction to the course and the field.

Wednesday 17 November, 9-12
Understanding legal aspects of equal treatment and non-discrimination.

Tuesday, 30 November, 9-12
Gender and diversity in the context of universities as institutions, cultures and workspaces

Thursday, 9 December, 10-16
Approaches towards an anti-discriminatory classroom.

Tuesday, 11 January, 10-16
Presentations and discussion of the individual projects.

Apply for the course

Last application day was 30 September.

Course information

Language: English

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: 30 September

Course guide, in English (PDF, 832 kB)

Course description, in Swedish (PDF 57 kB)

Course teachers

Irina Schmitt (course coordinator)
irina [dot] schmitt [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

Marta Kolankiewicz
marta [dot] kolankiewicz [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

Vasna Ramasar
vasna [dot] ramarsar [at] hek [dot] lu [dot] se

Niklas Selberg
niklas [dot] selberg [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se