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Gender and Women's Studies: Critical Terrain, 2e The Teacher’s Guide follows the order set out in the table of contents of the textbook. Each topic is introduced with learning suggestions under these headings:
- Learning/Unlearning: Provides questions to promote students’ understanding of the material and self-reflection and to guide classroom conversations in ways that are open to difference and promote compassionate but critical dialogues.
- Envisioning Change: Provides questions and in-class activity suggestions to encourage students to apply what they have learned and unlearned. Through reflection and action items, we hope to inspire students about the possibilities for contributing to feminist change, individually and collectively, in their own lives and the broader social world.
- Additional Resources: Includes recommended additional resources for students and instructors, including news articles, activist websites, online blogs, videos, and films. Instructors might find these useful as they plan for their classes. The additional resources do not generally include references for further academic/scholarly articles and books; rather, the focus is on more popular and accessible written and visual material. Note that there are many sites where ideas for film resources are available, including Films for the Feminist Classroom, “an online, open-access journal [that] publishes film reviews that provide a critical assessment of the value of films as pedagogical tools in the feminist classroom” (see http://ffc.twu.edu/ffc_home.html).
Instructors are encouraged to take what they need from the Guide and use the resources in ways that fit with their own orientations to teaching and learning, making changes accordingly. In writing this Guide, our intention is not to prescribe a fixed way of entering into the material. We recognize that each instructor will create their own roadmap through the “critical terrain” of gender and women’s studies.