Presented Research Study Exploring Impact of Instructors’ Gender and Race on Perceived Learning at 10th European Conference on Education

There is substantial evidence that students’ perceptions and evaluations of instructors are influenced by their expectations and implicit biases, which further impacts their learning and motivation in higher education. We have designed a study with an experimental design to examine the impact of gender (male, female) and race (South Asian, White) on perceived learning and interest in further learning from the same lecturer.

The 10th European Conference on Education was held at UCL, London, from July 14 – 17, 2022, organised by IAFOR in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy at Osaka University, Japan. The core focus of the conference was on education, with a multidisciplinary approach to its various aspects. Some of the themes included policymaking, pedagogy, social justice, curriculum design as well as the role of innovative technology in facilitating teaching and learning.

As part of the track titled, “Design, Implementation and Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education”, we presented our research along with several other researchers working with robotics, AI, and Virtual Reality in an educational context.