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Friday, October 25 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Women’s Studies 101: How I turned South Asian men into Euro-Canadian Suffragettes

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In the space of one academic year, my Women’s Studies classroom became dominantly South Asian and male instead of Canadian and female. This presentation describes how I adapted my curriculum to best meet the needs of students ranging from second year social work students, to students who had never heard of Women’s Studies and had been in Canada for three weeks.

I will share stories and student learning outcomes from the Fall Introduction to Women’s Studies course, and describe the range of experiential learning activities, from role plays, field trips, cooking assignments, panel presentations and more, to achieve student learning for men and women from a variety of backgrounds in a Winter course on the history of women in Canada. I will discuss how the various activities I employed built on one another and utilized the learning spaces in and around the Coast Mountain campus at Terrace.

Please join me in an interactive workshop that invites all of us to consider the learning WE are experiencing when we use these methods in educational settings that are both indigenizing and internationalizing.

Participants will leave this session ready to use writing prompts, role plays and other experiential activities to enhance textbook based curriculum and foster cross-cultural understanding.


Dina von Hahn

Coast Mountain College

Friday October 25, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Waap Amgam, House of Cedar: Rm 1119

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