Gender and equality sensitive situations in teaching – can we detect and manage them as they happen?


  • A. Wierzbicka
  • J. Borell


teaching, equality, gender sensitive situations


In teaching at university, gender and equality sensitive situations occur. What can be done to support teachers in detecting and managing such situations? By presenting selected cases, we hope to increase awareness about the need for better recognition of and preparedness for such situations. Sharing cases that faculty members can discuss and reflect on can help to decrease the risk of subsequent occurrences and reduce possible negative effects. Lund University’s policy for gender equality, equal treatment and diversity can be used as a tool and justification for teacher reactions when such are needed.