Criteria for the Special Award Gender-Sensitive Teaching
The special award for gender-sensitive teaching honors a particularly outstanding course of a team of teachers or a single teacher with regard to gender sensitivity. The focus here is on courses whose content, materials, framework conditions and implementation have been designed in a gender-sensitive manner:
In the course, students are made aware of gender aspects in the subject/research field. A connection is made between taught content and practice/application. A variety of examples are used for this purpose. The relevance of the taught contents for man, society and environment is shown.
The LVA is easily accessible in terms of time and location. Attendance is only required if it is absolutely necessary for the teaching of the course content. Students are informed about the minimum requirements for completing the course. The examination modalities are made transparent and are designed flexibly in order to enable as many students as possible to complete the course positively. For students who have caring responsibilities, there are possibilities to provide substitute services. The different needs of students are taken into account as much as possible.
Gender-sensitive language is used in the LVA. Students are treated with respect. There is an open learning environment in which different perspectives are honored. Perspectives are honored. The teachers use different teaching methods and actively involve the students. Teachers use a variety of teaching methods and actively involve students, ensuring that students have an equal say. Students are encouraged to reflect on gender implications in course content. Feedback is given to students and teachers. Teachers make it clear that derogatory behavior is not tolerated and intervene if it occurs.
The documents (scripts, PowerPoint slides, exercise examples, etc.) are written in gender-sensitive language and free of stereotypical representations. Care is taken not to use only literature by male authors or to reflect and justify why there is only literature by male authors.