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Briggs, Lindsay – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2017
This essay will describe one activity that the author uses in her human sexuality course to illustrate how patriarchal systems have affected the experiences of females and males across the sexual lifespan. Through this fairly simple and straightforward activity students are able to utilize common experiences and knowledge of real-world issues and…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Feminism, Gender Differences, Females
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Samanta, Suchitra – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
In this article, Suchitra Samanta reports on an introductory course in women's and gender studies (IWGS) where she first introduces, centers, and problematizes the concept of gender and sexuality to undergraduate students, and at a depth not offered in other disciplines. This article suggests a need for greater visibility for Asians and Asian…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Womens Studies, Gender Issues, Sexuality
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Spencer, Leland G. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
Herein, Leland Spencer provides a review of four book selections while reflecting on paradoxes regularly faced by feminist teachers (and scholars, activists, and thinkers). The books include: (1) Bradley, Harriet. "Gender." Cambridge: Polity, 2012. Print; (2) Murphy, Michael J., and Elizabeth N. Ribarsky, eds. "Activities for…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Class Activities
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Cragin, Becca – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
A central project of feminism has been raising awareness of the role cultural formations of sexuality play in women's inequality (Ritzenhoff and Hermes). Feminists who regularly include discussions of sexuality in their teaching are familiar with the pedagogical challenges of the subject as well as its importance. This article is intended for…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teaching Methods, Sexuality, Females
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Hawkins, Tracy L. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
In this article, Tracy L. Hawkins observes it is clear that educational technology use has moved beyond Blackboard and Desire-2Learn (D2L) to include the use of public sites and social media tools. This move toward inclusion of social media and other Web 2.0 technologies in education is important because it means that tools/products not created…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Etengoff, Chana – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
Although many students at Barnard College, Columbia University select the elite, women's liberal arts college because of its feminist legacy, students often report that their understanding of gender and sexuality evolves during their time on campus as they become more knowledgeable of feminist discourse and queer theory. As a result, courses open…
Descriptors: College Students, Mixed Methods Research, Minority Groups, Gender Bias
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Nair, Sridevi – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2014
This essay argues for new pedagogies of "women of color" courses in light of the "transnational turn" of women's, gender, and sexuality studies (WGS) departments in the U.S. The author uses the transnational turn in WGS to refer to the increased presence of scholarship about/on contexts outside the U.S.--specifically, a…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Groups, Race, Cultural Differences
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Wilkin, Leslie; Hillock, Susan – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2014
Social work is uniquely situated among helping professions, as the clinical practice is an extension of ethical responsibility to pursue social justice. Whether in mental health, addictions, child protection, intimate partner violence services, youth and adult homelessness programs, or any number of social work services, the individuals, families,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Trauma, Poverty
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De Welde, Kristine; Foote, Nicola; Hayford, Michelle; Rosenthal, Martha – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2013
This paper explores the potential of collaborative interdisciplinary teaching as a mechanism for advancing feminist pedagogies. The authors, individually and collectively, engage in feminist academic work (e.g., scholarship and teaching) that challenges traditional academic expectations in their disciplines and at their institution. The authors do…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Feminism
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Nicol, Donna J. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2012
Black Women in America is an upper-division elective course for students majoring in African American or women's studies at California State University Fullerton (CSUF). The author has taught this course at CSUF at least once a year since 2002 and have changed the course readings, lectures, and assignments on a regular basis. In April 2007,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Elective Courses, Black Studies
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Guillard, Julianne – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2012
In this article Julianne Guillard describes her loosely structured approach to student participation in her Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies course. She describes this approach toward participation (which helps create a welcoming, "safe space" environment) along with feedback, both positive and negative, from…
Descriptors: Womens Studies, Classroom Techniques, Student Participation, Gender Issues
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Bondestam, Fredrik – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2011
For feminist literary critics and teachers writing about and teaching literature "after feminism," the path is potentially treacherous. Feminist literary criticism, if it is applied too narrowly and used to reject complex literary texts that do not uphold an imagined feminist standard of "positive images" of women, can end up undermining other…
Descriptors: Feminism, Literary Criticism, Self Concept, Teaching Styles
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Mahraj, Katy – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
It is confusing to be a feminist student. Deconstruction is "de rigueur"; reconstruction less so. Awareness rises while answers recede. Feminist students seek out learning experiences that disrupt, empower, and make them feminist students not only by what they learn, but also by how they learn, by the pedagogy in which they engage. Certainly there…
Descriptors: Feminism, Sexuality, Learning Experience, Student Empowerment
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Chawansky, Megan – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
Most of the students who are taking the author's sport sociology courses can easily identify the problematic ways in which women's athletic events and bodies are covered within the sports sections of newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and television shows. These students are less able to understand how the heterosexual male sporting experience…
Descriptors: Social Class, Behavioral Objectives, Active Learning, Journalism
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Tang, Jennifer – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
In recent years, "pre-code" films have been re-discovered and applauded by film scholars and feminists. The term refers to the period between 1929 and 1934 when many Hollywood studios openly disregarded the censorship restrictions of the Hays Code. Named after censorship czar William H. Hays, the Code forbade nudity, cursing, sexual innuendo,…
Descriptors: Films, Censorship, Females, Sexuality
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