Inclusive Pedagogy Grounded in Multiracial Feminist Theory

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
11:15am to 12:45pm
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Dunwoody A
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This session explores the work of a community college instructor who, based on her work as a doctoral student in Higher Education, sought to redefine and reshape her pedagogy.  She shares her journey from a pedagogy based on “I hated that as a student; what can I do differently?” to implementing a broadly inclusive and learner-centered pedagogy based on empirical evidence, yet shaped by multiracial feminism and intersectionality.  She also shares her struggles with the central feminist pedagogical concept of giving up power and her attempts to find commonality with her “radical activist” peers on social justice and education.


  • Session References +


    Collins, P. H. (1990).  Black feminist thought:  Knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment Boston, Massachusetts:  Unwin Hyman.

    Weimer, M. (2013).  Learner-centered teaching:  Five key changes to practice (2nd ed.).  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.