Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies

Author: Christie Launius

Publisher: Routledge



Page: 220

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Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both a skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key question: "What are the ways of thinking, seeing, and knowing that characterize women’s and gender studies and are valued by its practitioners?" Rather than taking a topical approach, Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies develops the key concepts and ways of thinking that students need in order to develop a deep understanding and to approach material like feminist scholars do, across disciplines. This book illustrates four of the most critical concepts in women’s and gender studies: the social construction of gender; privilege and oppression; intersectionality; and feminist praxis, and grounds these concepts in multiple illustrations.

Climate Change across the Curriculum

Author: Eric J. Fretz

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Education

Page: 348

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In this book, faculty members from a wide range of disciplines reflect on how they engage their academic specializations to teach students about the science, politics, and ethics of climate change. The contributors provide methods, strategies, rationales, and theoretical justifications for teaching climate issues in the university.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing

Author: Janelle Adsit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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The creative writing workshop has existed since the early part of the 20th century, but does it adequately serve the students who come to it today? While the workshop is often thought of as a form of student-centered pedagogy, it turns out that workshop conversations serve to marginalize a range of aesthetic orientations and the cultural histories to which they belong. Given the shifting demographics of higher education, it is time to re-evaluate the creative writing curriculum and move literary writing pedagogy toward a more inclusive, equitable model. Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing makes the argument that creative writing stands upon problematic assumptions about what counts as valid artistic production, and these implicit beliefs result in exclusionary pedagogical practices. To counter this tendency of creative writing, this book proposes a revised curriculum that rests upon 12 threshold concepts that can serve to transform the teaching of literary writing craft. The book also has a companion website offering supplemental materials such as lesson plans and course materials.
Social Science

Women's studies, women's lives

Author: Committee on Women's Studies in Asia



Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Contributed essays on the impact of women's studies on their lives by various women's studies scholars from Asia

Voyages in Childhood

Author: Spencer A. Rathus

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 507

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This colorful and accessible introductory text for undergraduates covers connections between child development and biology, gender, culture, and ethnicity; examines current issues; and looks at the historical contributions of key thinkers. Learning features include review questions and quizes, plus