Merging the Personal and Academic for Greater Learning: A Successful Assignment As a person who grew up during the Second Women’s Rights movement and who became a member of the academic community, I developed and taught on several occasions a class called Women and Politics. The course began with a brief overview of feminist theory and went from there to a history of women’s rights in the United States, which provided a foundation for our study of the legal and policy aspects of important topics like employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and marriage and family issues. Almost immediately I realized that my students, while open to the intellectual aspects of the class, wanted to make their personal experiences a part of it as well. The essay I have written explains how I was able to create an assignment that allowed students to merge the academic and the personal, to provide opportunities for higher forms of learning and deeper understandings.
Cox, Gloria C.
"Merging the Personal and the Academic for Greater Learning: A Successful Assignment,"
Feminist Pedagogy: Vol. 2:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/vol2/iss2/5