We are 6 weeks into the semester; it's time to start seriously thinking/talking about how we want to make our blog into a public resource site. With that in mind, I thought I would start an open thread about it. What's an open thread? One person (me) posts a blog entry as a way to start (or continue) a discussion/engagement. Others (readers, particularly but not exclusively class members) post their responses/reactions/questions via comments.
So, here we go. I am inspired to start this thread by rhetoricqueline and her recent post on a blog-as-feminist-pedagogy. In this entry, she concludes with some great questions for us as we think about what to do with our blog:
- What are other examples of "public" feminist pedagogy?
- How is what our blog accomplishes different from those like Clay's? What can we learn from those distinctions?
- Ideally, who is the audience for our class blog?
- What blogs could/would we potentially collaborate with?
In my comment to her, I added these questions:
- Do we want to collaborate with other classes? Departments? Universities? Public intellectuals?
- What sort of resources do we want on here?
- Do we need to do more research by looking to other blogs, etc?
- Do we want to provide practical advice for other teachers on how to use feminist pedagogy?
- (How) do we want to practice our own feminist pedagogy on this site?