Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

A CURATED DIGITAL RESOURCE

This guide provides resources about integrating feminist pedagogy and technology into online, hybrid, and traditional undergraduate courses. It was specifically designed to support interdisciplinary topics and fields and focuses on active learning practices in social sciences, the liberal arts, and the humanities. As we design and curate this guide, we 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

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Contribute: You may contribute to this guide by sharing resources and tools that you have used in the past or your own assignments. We also welcome feedback such as suggestions for improvement, reporting broken links, and/or questions about feminist pedagogy and online education. If you do not have access to a file in this guide, please contact us. feministpedagogyonline@gmail.com

Call for Assignments: The Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online Guide promotes the feminist pedagogical practices of educators. FPTO is seeking assignments that operationalize one or more of the feminist pedagogical tenets listed in the “Introduction.” Selected annotated assignments will be featured on the guide and assignment authors will also be listed as contributors to FPTO in the “About” section. To submit an assignment for consideration, make a copy of the this template, format your instructions and annotations how you want them to be published, and share your proposed annotated assignment with feministpedagogyonline@gmail.com. See the template for more detailed instructions.

Call for Blog Posts: The editors of the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online guide are adding blog forum to the guide and are looking for friendly and accessible blog posts that follow these guidelines:

  • Blog posts should be 750 words maximum in length.
  • Be conversational in your writing. 
  • Avoid jargon or technical terminology.
  • You are welcome to use “I” and “you”.
  • Consider using shorter paragraphs and subheadings throughout your text.
  • You are encouraged to hyperlink to resources in the text of your blog.
  • Include in-text citations and a reference list in APA 7th edition format. 
  • Include a short bio about yourself, social media links, and other contact information.
  • Your submission should be made using a Google document.

We welcome submission related to  innovative ways in which educators integrate feminist pedagogy into online teaching and learning. This includes topics related (but not limited to)

  • Humanizing online teaching and learning
  • Creating cultures of care in online classrooms
  • Examining (dis)embodiment in virtual teaching and learning
  • Using technology intentionally to build communities and enhance learning
  • Feminist Pedagogy in the Era of Big Tech
  • The designing, implementation, or evaluation of assignments that integrate feminist pedagogical tenets
  • Book reviews related to feminist pedagogy for virtual teaching and learning


Once you are ready to submit your blog post draft for publication, email the link of the Google document to feministpedagogyonline@gmail.com to start the editorial review process. You can expect a response form the editorial review team within one week from the submission date.

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