Project Title

Gender Inclusivity and Professional Language Usage

Presenter Hometown

Lexington, KY

Major

Photography

Department

Art and Design

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Russell Carpenter; Lisa Day

Mentor Department

English and Theatre

Abstract

Encouraging inclusivity and professionalism in students also requires educators to model those same practices. Student populations are increasingly identifying as non-binary genders, and this poster session will define and illustrate inclusive, professional language that leads to a paradigm shift away from heteronormative thinking in traditional American education.

Language is dynamic. Gender Studies is dynamic. As a result, many educators are simply unaware of linguistic changes related to gender identity, but learning how to be inclusive into the classroom is not an impossible lesson. This innovation in language use will allow educators to create a better connection with their students that will improve the quality of learning in the classroom and will lead to the students’ greater professionalism outside of the classroom.

Presentation format

Poster

Poster Number

035

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Gender Inclusivity and Professional Language Usage

Encouraging inclusivity and professionalism in students also requires educators to model those same practices. Student populations are increasingly identifying as non-binary genders, and this poster session will define and illustrate inclusive, professional language that leads to a paradigm shift away from heteronormative thinking in traditional American education.

Language is dynamic. Gender Studies is dynamic. As a result, many educators are simply unaware of linguistic changes related to gender identity, but learning how to be inclusive into the classroom is not an impossible lesson. This innovation in language use will allow educators to create a better connection with their students that will improve the quality of learning in the classroom and will lead to the students’ greater professionalism outside of the classroom.