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ERIC Number: EJ856269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
"Don't Hate Me because I'm Virtual": Feminist Pedagogy in the Online Classroom
Chick, Nancy; Hassell, Holly
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v19 n3 p195-215 2009
Online teaching and learning are becoming part of the fabric of the mainstream public and private university system. As such, more and more feminist teachers are feeling the pressure to teach online and hybrid courses or even to integrate course management software into their face-to-face classes. The strategies the authors describe in this article illustrate just a few of the many ways feminist teachers can work "to overcome the estrangement and alienation that" bell hooks identified as "so much the norm of the contemporary university." The authors share hooks's hope that feminist education can bring about such change, even to the extent that any course can become virtually feminist. Rather than insisting on the incompatibility of feminist pedagogy with the cyber-classroom, the authors believe it is critical to explore the ways that technology can not only accommodate feminist teaching strategies but may be in other ways more compatible with some of the student-centered, collaborative, democratized, and action-oriented approaches that are characteristic of feminist teaching. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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