Teaching Women’s Lives: Feminist Pedagogy and the Sociological Imagination
It is 8 a.m. on a cold January morning. I sit in my freezing car waiting for it to warm up. Excited and nervous, I anticipate the dynamics of my first class of the semester, a weekly three-hour junior/senior-level seminar course titled “Women’s Lives: Global Perspectives.” Having previously visited the assigned classroom, I know that it will take some time before the students arrive to transform it from a traditional lecture style setting (instructor desk in front of the blackboard and rows of tables and chairs facing the desk) into a formation that allows all participants in the seminar to see and engage in discussion with any other classmate or with me.1
KeywordsMuslim Woman Critical Pedagogy Sociological Imagination Jewish Experience Weekly Reading
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