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CPD Topic 2: Gender in Children’s Play

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Course content:

This topic has been developed with Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University. The course introduces how gender biases shape our brain in the Early Years and why these experiences have such an impact on a child’s early development. The course content explores practical ways to acknowledge and be more proactive at addressing barriers to inclusion, such as negativity, conscious and unconscious bias, and gender stereotyping. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Expand your knowledge on the topic area and understand how this subject fits within the context of the EYFS.
  • Discover new teachable moments that will add value to your practice and gain a deeper pedagogical perspective of the subject matter discussed.
  • Reflect on the learning that has taken place and understand how this can impact your practice and the benefit to your children’s development.
  • Make future recommendations for your practice based on insights from industry experts.

All modules can be listened to or watched via the links below. Once you have completed them, please download and complete the assessment before signing-up for your certificate, which is equivalent to 1 hour of CPD training.

Module 1: Keeping gender on the agenda
Module 2: Gender in children’s play
Module 3: Challenging gender stereotypes
Module 4: Gender biases – supporting parents and the local community

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