NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1101403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
A Feminist Approach to Teaching Community Psychology: The Senior Seminar Project
Silva, Janelle M.
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v25 n2-3 p111-123 2015
Since the 1960s, women's centers on college campuses have provided a wide variety of resources. Unfortunately, not all colleges and universities house women's centers, despite the need for such spaces for their students. In this article, Janelle M. Silva describes a senior seminar grounded in feminist pedagogy and community psychology principles to develop a space where students could learn to work as a collaborative group to facilitate social change on their campus. Eighteen community psychology undergraduate students investigated the need for a women's center through student surveys and faculty interviews. This paper presents a collective illustration of this class project. Silva concludes that this project can be used as an example for teachers who are interested in wanting to explore a student-run, collaborative research project on their campus.
University of Illinois Press. 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6903. Tel: 217-244-0626; Fax: 217-244-8082; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A