This guide provides resources about integrating feminist pedagogy and technology into online, hybrid, and traditional undergraduate courses. The editors specifically designed the guide to support interdisciplinary topics and fields and to focus on active learning practices in social sciences, the liberal arts, and the humanities. As the editors design and curate this guide, they keep the following tenets of feminist pedagogy in mind.


Feminist Pedagogical Tenets

  • Connecting to the personal and to communities outside of academia.
  • Promoting reflexivity.
  • Concern with materiality (bodies, labor, not just virtual and discursive).
  • Treating students as agentic co-educators.
  • Building equity, trust, mutual respect, and support.
  • Promoting cooperative learning.
  • Presenting knowledge as constructed.
  • Examining how gender, intersecting with other social categories, structures our lives, learning, and knowledge production, access to resources and information.
  • Uncovering the causes of inequality and leveraging resources toward undoing power structures.
  • Honoring diversity and lived experiences through intersectional approaches.
  • Considering alternative histories and narratives
  • Examining the “why” in addition to the “what”
  • Cultivating self-care and boundaries

Feminist Pedagogy in the Online Environment

  • Humanizing online teaching/learning.
  • Creating cultures of care in online classrooms.
  • Examining (dis)embodiment in virtual teaching/learning.
  • Using technology intentionally to build communities and enhance learning

“To teach in varied communities not only our paradigms must shift but also the way we think, write, speak. The engaged voice must never be fixed and absolute but always changing, always evolving in dialogue with a world beyond itself.”

bell hooks
Teaching to Transgress, 11

History

The Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online Guide came about in August 2020, when in response to COVID-19, Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard and Dr. Clare Daniel were asked to co-chair an online teaching committee to support their colleagues at Newcomb Institute of Tulane University in transferring their shared feminist teaching philosophies to online settings. Using their previous experience in teaching and designing online courses, Daniel and Howard curated the guide to provide their colleagues with a one-stop resource for implementing feminist teaching practices in their online and hybrid courses.

In a matter of days, and after being shared widely on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, the guide reached 6,500 views, indicating a wide-spread interest among higher education instructors, across a range of fields, in its practical and purposeful presentations of feminist pedagogy online. The sharing of the guide also sparked an opportunity for Daniel and Howard to collaborate with Niya Bond from the University of Maine, whose articles on feminist pedagogy had been featured on the guide. In February 2021, the guide moved to a new permanent website and continues to grow as a resource and hub of collaboration. In March 2021, we invited two new co-curators to help shape future directions of this project, Dr. Enilda Romero-Hall and Dr. Liv Newman. Please take a look at our Introduction page to find ways to get involved!


Our Community

Editors

Clare Daniel, Ph.D.
Founding Editor
Newcomb Institute
Tulane University

Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Ph.D.
Founding Editor
Newcomb Institute
Tulane University

Liv Newman, Ph.D.
Editor 
Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching
Tulane University

Niya Bond, M.A.
Editor
Higher Education
University of Maine

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
Editor
Learning, Design, and Technology
University of Tennessee Knoxville

Contributors

Digital Collaborators


In the Media

The Future of Faculty Development Is Feminist


Niya Bond
Inside Higher Ed
April 15, 2022

Using Collaborative Research and Open-Source Methods to Promote Feminist Pedagogy During a Pandemic

Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
Pandemic Methodologies
Candian Historical Association
June 24, 2021

The Uses of Feminist Pedagogy Before, During, and After the Pandemic

Clare Daniel
Faculty Focus
May 3, 2021

How to Embrace Feminist Pedagogies in Your Courses

Enilda Romero-Hall
Association for Educational
Communications & Technologies
April 15, 2021


Feminist Approach

Katie Small
Tulanian:
The Magazine of Tulane University
Spring 2021

A New Guide Focuses on Online Feminist Pedagogy

Mary Lou Santovec
Women in Higher Education 
March 1, 2021  

Newcomb Institute Releases a Guide to Feminist Teaching

Maya Schioppo
Tulane News
September 30, 2020