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Gender, Media Representation and Power
This fairly old ‘riddle’ is a brilliant starter for the topic of gender, especially if students are not aware that the lesson will be focused on gender, so that they are not thinking along those lines already. It’s my favourite way to start a unit of work on gender!
Some students will probably know the answer. I find they can be fairly easily encouraged to keep it to themselves so as not to spoil the fun. It works best projected on the board, with students writing down their answers secretly onto mini...[ read full article ] »
This topic is concerned with the study of differences between male speech and female speech. The guide to Language and Power will cover theories relating to the representation of gender in language and concerns about sexist language. Some specifications put these together under the topic of ‘gender’ whilst others treat them separately. Specifications including Variation as a topic of study often include gender as one possible variable. The topic has been treated separately here since there has been so much work carried out in this area,...[ read full article ] »
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