Academic Freedom and the Inclusive and Equitable Classroom


Sources on this page offer insights into feminist pedagogy along with teaching strategies.

Feminist pedagogy embraces several tenets:
1) Knowledge is co-created, socially constructed and in the classroom students should engage as equal partners in the learning experience with teachers.
2) The classroom is a community where students should be able to develop autonomy and support one another.
3) The classroom is a place where students can be empowered to exercise choice and agency, self-efficacy and confidence.
4) The classroom is a place where student voices are heard and experiences shared. It also means examining course materials that ensure that the work and contributions of minorities are part of the curriculum.
5 The classroom is a place where instructors and students engage in critical self-reflection and reflective practices.

See also: The University of Pittsburgh's Introduction to Feminist Pedagogy.