Inclusive, Feminist & Anti-Racist Pedagogy Resource Document
Prepared by WGS at the College of Charleston
This is a collaboratively developed resource guide for anyone interested in feminist and anti-racist pedagogy, and specifically in online applications (given our current circumstances) of these student-centered, power-flattening, liberation-focused theories, strategies, and praxis in the “classroom.”
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Inclusive Pedagogy Online
Inclusive pedagogy requires work, diligent, sustained work. It demands compassion for students and self as well as reflexivity. It necessitates humility and an openness to learn, make mistakes, and do better – again and again. There is no magical technology or strategy that will yield an inclusive classroom. Instead, inclusivity is developed through how courses are framed, developed, accomplished, and revised to address missteps. Inclusivity is an approach, a methodology (not a method), a pedagogy, a praxis. The resources below offer fodder to get started. This is not exhaustive!
- Want to Reach All of Your Students? Sathy and Hogan, CHE 07/22/2019
- Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning, Inclusive Teaching and Learning Online
- Fostering Open Minds Online, Abby Ferber, IHE 11/08/2017
- For Students with Disabilities, A Mass Shift to Online Courses Comes with Deep Concerns, Sarah Weissman, 03/19/2020
- Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, by Flower Darby and James M. Lang.
- Remote Community Engagement Ideas by Tessa Hicks Peterson.
- 5 Ways to Connect with Online Students, Flower Darby, 06/26/2020.
General (not specific to online contexts)
- Inclusive Teaching, Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University
- Guide for Inclusive Teaching, Columbia University
- How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive, by Viji Sathay and Kelly A. Hogan, 07/27/2019.
Inclusive pedagogy is a form of antiracist pedagogy, but there are specific anti-racist approaches and strategies that you can (should) explore.
- Interrogating Your Discipline and Other Ways into Antiracist Teaching, Beth McMurtue, 07/02/2020.
- Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom, Inoue, Asao B. (2019)
- The Black Lives Matter Syllabus project (suggested readings)
- The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, UGA Press, 2016. (suggested readings)
- LibGuides: Native American & Indigenous Studies: Standing Rock Syllabus The Standing Rock Syllabus is a collection of readings created by NYC Stands with Standing Rock committee, a group of indigenous scholars and activists and supporters based in New York City.
- Anti-racist Pedagogy Guide, University of Southern California LibGuide
- Pedagogical Strategies to Acknowledge and Discuss Institutional Legacies of Racism, Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, 06/05/2020
- A Dozen Plus Ways You Can Foster Educational Equity, by Viji Sathay, Kelly A. Hogan, and Calvin M. Sims, 07/01/2020.
- Diversify your course assignments, readings, videos, guest speakers. Reach far outside your comfort zone to practice inclusivity in the content of your courses. For example, Cite Black Women, and include Black Feminist Scholars in your curriculum.
- Read about implicit bias in teaching: All Teachers Should be Trained to Overcome their Hidden Biases, Soraya Chemaly (02/12/2015)
- Build your comfort with uncomfortable conversations:
- Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, Glenn Singleton (2014)
- Learn about White Fragility (your own and/or our students’), Robin DiAngelo
- Engaging in Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education, University of Alaska Anchorage
Check out our more comprehensive resource document (includes resources on feminist pedagogy,
trauma-informed pedagogy, identities in the classroom, and more!):