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Teacher Activities

Learner Activities

Big Questions


Starter Options – (5-10 mins)

  • Play video clip


  • Flash up Big Questions and/or Common Themes and/or Quotes


  • Introduce video-clip, distribute question(s) if required


Watch clip

Encourage responses

Contribute own questions

Respond to questions

Does religion say men are superior to women?
Why are all religions dominated by men?

What’s the difference - we’re all born equal?

There is no Gender for God?
Why do men always hold onto power?

Why can’t women be priests, imans or bishops or Jathedar?
Can a transsexual go to heaven?
Is religion anti-women?


Big Questions:

Summary themes:

Common Themes:

Activities (10-20 mins)

  • Play video-clip eg Vicar of Dibley

  • What do different faiths say actually say about gender

  • Explore Student Experience of Gender

In Group (or plenary):

  • explore responses to video

  • each small group read summary statements and then discusses 1 or 2 questions: one presents response

  • What are the participants’ attitudes to gender and equality?

  • How do you feel about the clip?

  • Does it relate to any experiences of your own?

  • Are you surprised by summary statements?

summary statements on gender -

Conclusion – 5/10 mins

  • Invite student responses




  • Report back – how did video make you feel?

  • What moral questions does it raise?



  • Should we try to control death?

  • Fear it?

  • Welcome it?




Assessment Options: Write up and compare responses

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the session the learners will have: (1)Reflected on gender as it affects them, (2) Explored own questions on equality and diversity, (3) Identified own faith/belief community’s views on gender

KEY DIFFERENTIAL CRITERIA: Level, Gender, Individual Learning Need, Ethnicity, Faith/Belief Background,

ECM CRITERIA: Awareness of moral development, social well-being, equality and diveristy

EMPLOYABILITY CRITERIA: Self confidence, Team working in diverse contexts, Equality and Diversity, Communication, Personal Effectiveness, Reliability





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