One of the challenges facing education today is the ability to “combat” gender stereotypes and to promote the joint modification of attitudes and behavior.
It is therefore based on this observation that the Pedagogical Game Crescer + IGUAL intends to intervene at the level of education, emphasizing the crucial role that it plays in the processes of socialization of young people, thus seeking to contribute to an effective dissemination of the principle of Gender Equality .
The pedagogical game Crescer + IGUAL, ffinanced by POPH, Axis 7 – Gender Equality, Typology of Intervention 7.3 – Technical and Financial Support to NGOs.
It results from a joint reflection between the technical team of the project and the various teachers of the 3rd Cycle who participated in the awareness actions on Gender Equality, promoted by the project in the regions of Lisbon, North, Center, Alentejo and Algarve .Read More
The choice of the 3rd cycle of basic education is related to the fact that this is a crucial phase of the social and emotional development of young people, based on social learning that is carried out due to continuous interactions involving cognitive, behavioral and contextual aspects .
With the aim of facilitating the approach to Gender Equality in schools, this game is intended for all teachers who, in the development of their classes, intend to work with young people to deconstruct traditional stereotypes related to roles the promotion of gender equality in the professional sphere and the sharing of tasks between men and women in family life.
The selected battery of questions sought, on the one hand, to obey the curricular programs defined by the Ministry of Education for the 3rd Cycle, and on the other, to promote a broad knowledge of the theme of Gender Equality, encompassing for this the categories: Expressions and Technologies, Social Sciences and Humanities – History and Geography, Physical and Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Sports, Portuguese and Citizenship.
In short, this game aims to contribute to the development of a more egalitarian society where each young person, regardless of whether he is a boy or a girl, finds his place of accomplishment.