Women’s Studies, Community Service-Learning, and the Dynamics of Privilege
Drawing on the author’s experiences of incorporating service-learning into Introduction to Women’s Studies courses, this article demonstrates that community service-learning provides a critical opportunity to interrogate the privileges built into postsecondary education. The article asks, what do students understand as "privilege" and what do they come to understand about their positionality via service-learning?
En se basant sur les expériences de l'auteure qui incorpore l'auto-apprentissage dans les cours d'introduction aux études sur les femmes, cet article démontre que l'apprentissage de service communautaire fournit une occasion unique de questionner les privilèges dans l'éducation post-secondaire. Cet article s'interroge sur la compréhension des étudiants du terme « privilège », et sur ce qu'ils viennent à comprendre de leur propre position par l'entremise de l'apprentissage de service.
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