Section 2: Unconscious bias


In this section we will look at:

  • What is unconscious bias?
  • Gender bias in science – how can it be explained?
  • Impact of unconscious bias – how does it impact pupils experiences and subject choices?
  • Confirmation bias and stereotype threat
  • Unconscious bias and what we can do about it

Learning outcomes for section 2

By the end of this section you will:

  • Understand the concept of unconscious bias
  • Explore how unconscious bias and gender inequality influences teaching in relation to STEM, as well as pupil choices and experiences
  • Have increased confidence in delivering gender equality and unconscious bias materials in classroom, including facilitating pupil conversations and learning in relation to subject choices and school experience

2.1 Background