Date(s) - Thursday October 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smith Hall, Room 104B

Layne CraigFeminist pedagogy is a style of teaching that emphasizes respect for students’ knowledge and perspectives, active learning and critical evaluation of course material, and attention to power dynamics as represented in course texts and as acted out in the classroom. Though discussions of feminist pedagogy sometimes raise the question, “Isn’t that just ‘good teaching’?”, knowledge of the historical and philosophical particulars that set feminist pedagogy apart from more general discussions of student-centered learning can help faculty members better implement and evaluate its methodology in the classroom. This workshop will ground and/or re-ground participants in the foundational principles of feminist pedagogy, including critical analysis, community building, and social action, drawing upon the work of Paulo Freire, bell hooks, and Patti Lather. Additionally, the workshop will provide concrete strategies for in-class activities and out-of-class assignments, as well as consideration of the particular challenges of feminist pedagogy for male and female instructors. Time will be set aside during the workshop for guided group work in which participants will generate and share ideas for implementing feminist pedagogy in their classrooms.


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