Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Maggie's Discussion Question

Happy Cinco de Mayo! See you all in class today =)

In the articles “The Power of No” in the Feminist Teacher Anthology and the article by Fonow and Marty on “Lesbian Panels in the Women’s Studies Classroom,” the authors discuss strategies for opening up the classroom to share personal stories and experiences through a panel or in a class circle.

Fonow and Marty use a constructionist approach to open students’ minds to the root of homophobia. To what extent would it be valuable to use this same approach in a “No Circle” to explore the roots of violence against women? What type of pedagogical strategy would be most effective?

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