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.
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!
"The Uses of Feminist Pedagogy Before, During, and After the Pandemic"
by Clare Daniel
Faculty Focus, May 3, 2021.