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
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 widespread 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, whose articles about 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!
Clare Daniel, Ph.D.
Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Ph.D.
Liv Newman, Ph.D.
Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching
Niya Bond, M.A.
Faculty and Learning Production Manager
Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
Learning, Design, and Technology
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Aisha Champagne, Newcomb Institute Graphic Designer
Hannah Kline Bartels, Newcomb Institute, Digital Research Intern
Emily O’Connell, Newcomb Institute, Digital Research Intern
Sophie Tanen, Newcomb Institute, Information Technology Intern
Naomi Stoner, Newcomb Institute, Information Technology Intern.
Our Scholarship and Media Coverage
The Future of Faculty Development Is Feminist
Inside Higher Ed
April 15, 2022
Using Collaborative Research and Open-Source Methods to Promote Feminist Pedagogy During a Pandemic
Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
Candian Historical Association
June 24, 2021
The Uses of Feminist Pedagogy Before, During, and After the Pandemic
May 3, 2021
How to Embrace Feminist Pedagogies in Your Courses
Association for Educational
Communications & Technologies
April 15, 2021
The Magazine of Tulane University
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
September 30, 2020