GWS 100: KEYWORDS (draft/in-progress)

GWS 100: KEYWORDS (draft/in-progress)

GWS Keywords (DRAFT assignment) 

Overview: This assignment invites you to engage with key concepts in the field of Gender and Women’s Studies by 1) learning about existing definitions, interpretations; 2) learning about context for important concepts in the field; and, 3) revising and remixing the terms through your own explanations with examples or applications.  This assignment will culminate in a Keywords Entry (or, a blog post) on a public page of our Open Lab site. 

Learning Goals: 

  • to define, understand, and critically engage core concepts in the field of GWS
  • to apply these concepts to lived experience and/or through illustrations that take into account sociopolitical contexts and histories
  • to share and circulate knowledge with others in the class and beyond

Week 1: Assignment overview (including learning goals, context for assignment, structure) + why open pedagogy? 

Week 2: Ungrading + collective discussion of assessment: how do we know if the goals of this assignment have been met? Selection/assignment of terms to researchers/authors and set-up of peer feedback groups

Weeks 3-4: Annotated bibliography: through a combination of course materials and independent research, create a list of 3-5 sources that engage the assigned concept with an annotation for each source. 

Week 5: Draft Keywords entry due and peer feedback through small group presentations of works-in-progress

Week 6-7: Revised Keyword entry due on site; open for public comments from class (+ in-class review of entries)

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