Anarchist Pedagogy in the Gender and Women’s Studies Classroom

Stina Soderling

Abstract


Abstract
This article argues for the value of employing anarchist pedagogical methods in introductory Gender and Women’s Studies courses. The author draws on her experiences using feminist and anarchist pedagogical literature as well as her own experiences using anarchist pedagogy. Topics addressed include classroom structure, syllabus design, grading, and the question of opinions and neutrality.

Résumé
Cet article défend le mérite d’employer des méthodes pédagogiques anarchistes dans les cours d’introduction aux Études sur le genre et les femmes. L’auteure s’appuie sur ses expériences de l’utilisation de matériel pédagogique féministe et anarchiste ainsi que sur ses propres expériences de l’utilisation de la pédagogie anarchiste. Les sujets abordés comprennent la structure de la salle de classe, la conception du programme d’études, la notation et la question des opinions et de la neutralité.


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Pedagogy, anarchism, feminism

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