Gender studies for interdisciplinary teaching
The team's teaching profile is based on a broad understanding of gender studies in the engineering sciences.
This ranges from:
- gender dimensions in engineering methods and products,
- gendered mobility patterns, disciplinary cultures in engineering, and the public understanding of engineering and engineers, to
- research on the unequal participation of different social groups in academic and professional engineering, and
- participatory design.
During courses, we apply different kinds of analyses and methods from the social sciences and humanities, but also from the engineering sciences. It is a major challenge to mediate interdisciplinarily between these scientific disciplines/subject perspectives. Hence, it is the team's main goal to give thought-provoking impulses and reflections about gender, technology and mobility, as well as implementing concepts and methods from gender studies.
Learning targets are:
- to acquire a fundamental understanding of gender and its meaning in the engineering sciences, especially in the area of mobility;
- to get to know different systematizations of gender studies within the engineering sciences and specific case studies;
- to develop gender skills on different levels and in reference to research, development of technologies and practical experience:
- a critical understanding of gender and learning to transfer these to other topics,
- acquiring methods to understand and researching the social, historical, epistemological and ethical relationship between gender and technology,
- explore gender a freely chosen topic by using gender analyses