Teaching on sex, gender and gender identity in initial teacher education

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Dear University of Stirling,

I would like to request the following information under FOISA.

Have any of the following groups been involved in any capacity in delivering initial teacher education (ITE) at the University of Stirling, including through the direct provision of workshops, lectures or seminars, training of ITE staff, curriculum planning and/or other means?

Time for Inclusive Education
Stonewall (including Stonewall Scotland)
LGBT Youth Scotland
Gendered Intelligence
Mermaids
Transgender Trend
LGB Alliance

If yes, please provide details of involvement (e.g. on which programme/s, number of sessions taught etc.), including copies of supporting material (e.g. slides etc) where these are available.

Will any of the above groups be involved in ITE in any capacity this academic year? If yes, please provide details as above.

Are any of the above groups involved in ongoing planning for ITE? If yes, please provide as much detail on type of involvement as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Y Alexander

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

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We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will respond as soon as possible.

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Freedom of Information Unit
University of Stirling

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Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

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Dear Requester

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request regarding teaching on sex,
gender and gender identity in initial teacher education.  The responses to
your questions are below:

 

Have any of the following groups been involved in any capacity in
delivering initial teacher education (ITE) at the University of Stirling,
including through the direct provision of workshops, lectures or seminars,
training of ITE staff, curriculum planning and/or other means?

 

Time for Inclusive Education

Stonewall (including Stonewall Scotland) LGBT Youth Scotland Gendered
Intelligence Mermaids Transgender Trend LGB Alliance

 

If yes, please provide details of involvement (e.g. on which programme/s,
number of sessions taught etc.), including copies of supporting material
(e.g. slides etc) where these are available.

 

2021/22 - Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) provided a one-hour lecture
to first year undergraduates on the Introduction to Education module,
which is a compulsory module for ITE students. The lecture provided a
conceptual overview of LGBT Inclusive Education in Scotland (See support
material attached as a pdf – Lecture 2021 LGBT inclusive Education – First
Years). TIE also provided an additional session on LGBT Inclusive
Education to third year students on the Differences and Identities module.

 

2020/21 - LGBT Youth Scotland had provided a one-hour lecture to students
on the Introduction to Education module for a number of years up to the
20220/21 session. The lecture provided a conceptual overview of LGBTQ+
generally and more specifically in Scotland. The lecture remains available
as an online resource. LGBT Youth Scotland provided the Reader materials
attached to this email which is representative of the materials covered by
their lecture (see pdf Reader – sociology and education II).

 

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Will any of the above groups be involved in ITE in any capacity this
academic year? If yes, please provide details as above.

 

TIE will be asked to lecture again this semester.

 

Are any of the above groups involved in ongoing planning for ITE? If yes,
please provide as much detail on type of involvement as possible.

See above.

 

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Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Unit

University of Stirling

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Unit,

Thank you for this prompt and full response to my request. I would be very grateful if you would convey my thanks to all involved.

Yours sincerely,

Y Alexander