As Chandra Mohanty suggests in “Under Western Eyes Revisited: Feminist Solidarity Through Anti-Capitalist Struggle” (2003), how one teaches is just as important as what one teaches when it comes to practicing anti-racist, anti-colonial, and intersectional feminist pedagogies (517). At a moment when many post-secondary instructors are developing remote or hybrid courses for the first time, the question of how we teach is an especially urgent one. This interactive workshop is a starting point for developing strategies for creating accessible, inclusive, and active remote classrooms that can be used across disciplines.
The workshop will be held on Zoom on August 11 3:00-4:30pm EDT and will use the chat and breakout room features. Participants will also be asked to work collaboratively on a Google Doc. If you have any questions about using these platforms, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In preparation for the workshop, please complete the following Google Form and, if possible, return your answers to us by the end of the day on Friday, August 7th: https://forms.gle/Jm1sakr3K24TeD4H8
This form will also serve as an RSVP – A Zoom link for participation will be sent to all who fill it.
Some best practices for online meetings:
- When you join the Zoom meeting, please:
- Add your pronouns to your username by clicking on “Participants” on the toolbar, your name, add your pronouns next to your name, and click “rename” to save.
- Use the chat function to introduce yourself.
- Make sure your microphone is on mute when you are not speaking.
- Feel free to use the chat function at any time to ask questions or make comments.
We look forward to meeting you all soon.
About the workshop leaders:
Jen Kennedy and Johanna Amos are professors in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University. Their collaborative work in SoTL-Art History focuses on accessibility, openness, and fostering an inclusive art history. They are core members of Open Art Histories, a collective of art history, visual arts, and museum studies professors from across Canada, focused on building a generative and supportive national network for addressing the pressing pedagogical challenges confronting these fields.
Attendance is limited to 100 participants