Anarchist Pedagogy in the Gender and Women’s Studies Classroom

  • Stina Soderling Rutgers University
Keywords: Pedagogy, anarchism, feminism

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.

Author Biography

Stina Soderling, Rutgers University
Stina Soderling is a Lecturer in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She conducts research on anarchist and feminist pedagogy with a focus on grading and student involvement in course design.

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Published
2016-10-28
Section
37.2 - Belaboured Introductions