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Class Participation Marks and Gender in the Humanities Seminar

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Abstract

Within the Humanities, female students tend to receive lower class participation marks, despite being in the majority within the Humanities’ student body. Research suggests a number of reasons for this disparity, often going back to early childhood socialization. This article explores different seminar activities that can be employed to combat this gender gap, concluding with a consideration of the efficacy of the World Café to encourage all students to participate in active learning and reap the benefits of class participation.

Acceptance Date Mar 19, 2019
Publication Date Sep 30, 2019
Journal Journal of Academic Development and Education
Print ISSN 2051-3593
DOI https://doi.org/10.21252/vxyp-yt74
Keywords Gender Gap, Class Participation, Active Learning, Seminar Format
Publisher URL http://doi.org/10.21252/vxyp-yt74

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