Colourful Children

Learning Methodology for Gender Equality

Ours’s intention with the learning methodology for gender equality was to be developed by a gender mainstreaming strategy. We approach the theme of gender equality from any other issue worked in the classroom – to be an always present thematic. But for this approach to be learned and apprehended, children must acquire specific knowledge on issues about gender and equality in advance. From the combination of these two learnings, we came across the result of the acquisition of values of citizenship, civic competencies, and critical thinking about gender equality on behalf of the children. In this sense, the learning methodology for gender equality was an innovative product.

The learning methodology for gender equality was built by the childhood educators directly involved in the project and tested with their children.

The transnational training activities were moments of the construction of the learning methodology. Indeed, the participating childhood educators reflected and discussed the already developed work of testing the method with the children and planned the test work carried out in the next moment. Thus, the working process for developing the learning methodology was as follows: transnational workshop (planning) -> activities with children -> transnational workshop (reflection) ->. The combination of all the efforts resulted in this innovative product, with high impact and great potential for transferability.

Here you will find all material from the web course on gender equality gathered in one place. The web course in gender equality has been developed by Härryda municipality and used and evaluated by the participants in the Colourful Children project.

It also contains 4 mini-lectures about gender equality in society and in preschool, texts and questions, and thoughts and reflections from the teachers in the participating countries.


  1. Starting page (this page)
  2. Part 1 – Self-test
  3. Part 2 – Start your collegiate work
  4. Mini-lecture 1
  5. Part 3 – Norm critical approach
  6. Mini-lecture 2
  7. Part 4 – Reflect together and plan a teaching situation
  8. Part 5 – Follow-up your teaching situation
  9. Mini-lecture 3
  10. Part 6 – Power and power structures
  11. Part 7 – Develop the teaching
  12. Mini-lecture 4
  13. Part 8 – Reflect
  14. Part 9 – Reflect together