ERIC Number: EJ1101403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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.
Descriptors: Community, Psychology, Feminism, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Womens Studies, Females, Student Surveys, Needs Assessment, Seminars, College Seniors, Student Projects, Student Research, Research Projects, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Student Organizations, Student Interests, Teacher Attitudes, Resource Centers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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