I am finding, as I transition to more open/social/push, type classes a different gender effect.
In my connected like courses the more open and social they get the more women (especially white women) seem to thrive over their peers.
Is anyone (or is there research) seeing similar results. I know in recent years females outperform males on a variety of academic measures (maybe this is an old wine new bottle problem).
Yet in my classrooms the differences are so so stark. I find it very worrisome. Male students are not getting involved and are not engaging in the social and production based nature of connected learning.
I am also seeing differences in performance based on race and being a first generation college student. I want to make sure I am not recreating or reinforcing persistent differences in schooling as I transition to more open learning.