July 7 - August 1, 2014
Feminist pedagogy is an educational approach informed by feminist theory. Students in this four-week course will engage with and explore feminist pedagogy through assigned readings and interactive online discussion. Central questions that will guide the course include: What is feminism? What is feminist pedagogy? What does it look like, and what are its concerns? How can we bring it into conversation with the work we do in the library instruction classroom? By the end of the course, students will be able to explain basic feminist theories, define feminist pedagogy, identify and describe specific ways in which feminist pedagogy is enacted, and develop a plan for deploying a feminist pedagogy activity in the academic library instruction classroom.
Required text (provided free to participants): Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction, by Maria T. Accardi (ISBN: 978-1-936117-55-0)