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Women's & Gender Studies: Teaching & Learning Resources

Moving from the Margins: Centering Women's, Queer, and Trans Voices

Ways to promote self-expression and knowledge-creation in the classroom that go beyond the textbook:


  • Ask students to edit and/or create Wikipedia articles about notable women or LGBTQ+ notable people—or ask them to generate content about topics or issues related to gender and sexuality.
  • Have students create digital or print zines to promote self-expression
  • Craft a collaborative syllabus, including a community agreement, with students
  • Develop an oral history project where the students’ personal stories are preserved
  • Write an open textbook or other open educational resources over the course of the term with students
  • Invite students to develop a service-learning project
  • Encourage students to make tutorial videos

These projects (with the permission of students) could be added to Huskie Commons or another repository.


Open Pedagogy: Habits and Values

               Inforgraphic showing the habits and values of Open Pedagogy. These are elaborated in the accompanying text.

Adapted from "Open pedagogy: habits and values" from The Values of Open Pedagogy by Caroline Sinkinson is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

ACT UP for Evaluating Sources

Because source evaluation is social justice work, it is critical we teach students how to push against privilege in publishing as well as identifying misinformation before sharing it with others.

Dawn Stahura, Simmons College: ACT UP for evaluating sources

Practicing Citational Justice

Image of the homepage of the University of Saskatchewan's iPortal Indigenous Studies Research Tool.

Citational Justice is the act of citing authors based on identify to uplift marginalized voices with the knowledge that citation is used as a form of power in a patriarchal society based on white supremacy.


Open Textbooks