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(British Psychological Society)   This week in unintended consequences: teaching children about groups of people using generic language ends up teaching them stereotypes   (digest.bps.org.uk) divider line
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2021-04-20 1:52:42 PM  
I don't see that as teaching stereotypes as much as I'd call it "incomplete teaching." Don't just say "boys like football" and move on. Spend a little time to add "not all boys like football" or, gasp, "girls like football." This seems like a hard thing for schools. Teaching absolutes is the easiest and most comfortable path but makes later efforts to teach critical thinking miserable experiences.
 
2021-04-20 2:56:09 PM  

edmo: Teaching absolutes is the easiest and most comfortable path but makes later efforts to teach critical thinking miserable experiences.


Only the Sith deal in absolutes.
 
2021-04-20 3:12:56 PM  
Another bulletin from the Romero Institute‽
 
2021-04-20 3:15:37 PM  
I hope they came to this realization after studying literally every single teacher and student. To extrapolate any conclusion based on observing a subset of them for the sake of efficiency would be just plain evil and wrong, right?

Pfft... typical British...
 
2021-04-20 3:30:53 PM  

edmo: I don't see that as teaching stereotypes as much as I'd call it "incomplete teaching." Don't just say "boys like football" and move on. Spend a little time to add "not all boys like football" or, gasp, "girls like football." This seems like a hard thing for schools. Teaching absolutes is the easiest and most comfortable path but makes later efforts to teach critical thinking miserable experiences.



Or, head it off at the pass and use more broad terminology:   "some people like to play football".


/By the way, as a boy, I'm an excellent plarper.
 
2021-04-20 4:07:28 PM  
our childrens is always learning. ;) It's just you can't necessarily control or direct what that is, no matter how hard you try, they may learn something you had not at all intended, imagined, or wanted them to.

Every interaction with anyone is a lesson, just what is learned is what their POV learned, not for sure what your POV thought it was teaching.
 
2021-04-20 4:16:30 PM  

edmo: I don't see that as teaching stereotypes as much as I'd call it "incomplete teaching." Don't just say "boys like football" and move on. Spend a little time to add "not all boys like football" or, gasp, "girls like football." This seems like a hard thing for schools. Teaching absolutes is the easiest and most comfortable path but makes later efforts to teach critical thinking miserable experiences.


It's more important to sprinkle in situational thinking and reasoning skills with the absolutism. The kids will figure it out at that point on their own.
 
2021-04-20 7:23:47 PM  

gaslight: edmo: Teaching absolutes is the easiest and most comfortable path but makes later efforts to teach critical thinking miserable experiences.

Only the Sith deal in absolutes.


Generally speaking people who identify as Siths might be more likely to deal in absolutes than groups who less identify that way
 
2021-04-21 6:13:31 AM  
Wait until you get to the actual definitions, females are (unless there is a medical problem) the members of a species that can carry an undeveloped member of that species and (if a mammal) give birth to it. Males are the members of the species that impregnate the females.

The rest, like being a man or woman or boy or girl, is social constructs without any strict definition.
 
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