• ENG/GBS/WGS 3298: Women Writing Worldwide Global Focus Mapping Project

    Author(s):
    Jenn Brandt
    Editor(s):
    Roopika Risam
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Feminism
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Intersectionality, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Tool, Global, Digital pedagogy, Collaboration, Mapping, Gender
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/rw15-6g07
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Through the assignment “Women Writing Worldwide,” Jenn Brandt’s students explore the affordances of digital cultural mapping for understanding the relationship between transnational feminist theory and global contemporary women’s fiction. Brandt contends that mapping engages students from diverse backgrounds and connects them to the issues that affect women’s lives around the globe. Students begin by using the Tour Builder storytelling tool in Google Earth to map their own lives and tell their own stories. After connecting them to the platform through their own experiences, Brandt asks students to map the course material. In the collaborative project, each student is assigned a country and asked to research its context for women’s experiences. This assignment is significant for intersectional digital pedagogy because it challenges students to think critically about the different types of oppression experienced by women around the world and to understand the global as an assemblage of the local. Instructors who wish to connect students’ understanding of their own intersecting identities to course content can draw on Brandt’s exemplary model for class mapping assignments.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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