Submission Title

Participation Points: The Difference Between Male and Female Participation in Classrooms

Presenter Information

Kate Brittingham, Gonzaga University

Session Number

RS9

Location

Robinson 141

Abstract Number

RS9-c

Abstract

Studies have shown that young undergraduate males are likely to overestimate the intelligence and ability of their male peers, and underestimate that of their female peers. This study aims to look deeper into how this affects classroom dynamics in the undergraduate collegiate setting; in particular, how much and in what ways students contribute in class. Through participant observation, I will collect data on which students participate and in what ways. The results aim to give a demonstration of how gender affects the likelihood and quality of student participationin undergraduate classes.

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Participation Points: The Difference Between Male and Female Participation in Classrooms

Robinson 141

Studies have shown that young undergraduate males are likely to overestimate the intelligence and ability of their male peers, and underestimate that of their female peers. This study aims to look deeper into how this affects classroom dynamics in the undergraduate collegiate setting; in particular, how much and in what ways students contribute in class. Through participant observation, I will collect data on which students participate and in what ways. The results aim to give a demonstration of how gender affects the likelihood and quality of student participationin undergraduate classes.