Teaching gender in other classrooms: A view from the outside

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Teaching gender in other classrooms: A view from the outside

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Abstract

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. As our teaching contexts change, so does our pedagogy. What may be acceptable feminist reading of texts, topics, and issues in one geographical/regional/national context, may not be how we teach in other places and spaces. Students come with their learning, and as teachers when we meet those internalized notions in a classroom, we alter our ways of knowing so that both students and teachers find the space to hear each other, even to honor each other’s learning. It is a delicate dance. To facilitate new forms of learning and teaching, the exchange happens in nuanced ways so that neither the learner nor the teacher is negated. Teaching gender in varied contexts like southwest and south Asia, an academic confronts her own habits of learning. Negotiating time and space, she/I learned that stretching or contracting the limits of the ‘acceptable’ is a challenge that is layered by her own subjectivities and those of her/my students.

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Critical feminist pedagogy, Gender pedagogy, International teaching

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Book

ISBN

['9783319303642', '9783319303628']

First Page

255

Last Page

264

Publication Date

1-1-2016

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-30364-2_25

Author First name, Last name, and Institution

Jyoti Grewal, Zayed University

Teaching gender in other classrooms: A view from the outside

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