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Thursday, February 8 • 11:30 - 12:30
"Such a Nasty Woman": Citizenship Education in a Post-Feminist Era

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This session will familiarize teachers with the concept of post-feminism in a neoliberal context. Post-feminism has the ability to deflect conversations about gender inequality, and can influence both teachers' and students' critical examination of broader social inequalities in society. Media messaging, language, and gender roles create a landscape of ideas, beliefs, and values that suggest that conversations about gender inequalities are passe, even though inequalities continue to exist. This session will open a dialogue about how citizenship education, both within and beyond the social studies curriculum, can disrupt this the post-feminist landscape, so students can approach social justice issues with compassion and empathy.

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Kim Edmondson

Kim Edmondson has been teaching high school social studies for twelve years in Alberta public schools. She recently completed her Masters in Education in Secondary Education, where she focussed on the ways in which power, as manifested through gender and race, shape social studies... Read More →


Thursday February 8, 2018 11:30 - 12:30
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

Attendees (126)