1st Edition

Intersectional Pedagogy Creative Education Practices for Gender and Peace Work

By Gal Harmat Copyright 2020
    104 Pages
    by Routledge

    102 Pages
    by Routledge

    Intersectional Pedagogy: Creative Education Practices for Gender and Peace Work teaches educators to use innovative learning methods to encourage students to rethink culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, and social class  with a deep awareness of accessible language as a means of communication across disagreements.

    With a focus on emancipatory critical pedagogy, as well as tools to promote sustainable peace and human rights advocacy, the book's main objective is to examine and present methods that can help students address rapidly changing social situations. Recent developments under discussion include the #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport campaigns to counter sexual violence, campaigns to support refugees and migrants, and other human rights issues. The book examines how theory can be translated into practice and how various dilemmas pertaining to young people navigating a changing world can be successfully addressed in the classroom.

    This book is an ideal reading for researchers and postgraduate students in education. It is written for practitioners in peace education and for those within traditional and alternative academia who wish to promote intersectional awareness in their teaching.

    Chapter One

    Introductions: Critical Pedagogy and the Intersectional Complexities of Names

    Naming the Background

    Naming the Conflict

    Gendered Names

    Names and Migration


    Chapter Two

    Practical Gender in Critical Pedagogy: Analyzing Everyday Objects

    Gender in the Fields of Academia, Development, and Peace Work

    Gender Analysis Based on the Relevance of Everyday Objects

    Handling Resistance with Feminist Critical Pedagogy Practices

    Femininities and Masculinities

    Power Relations, Objectification, and Reclaiming

    Relationships, Love, and Sisterhood

    Sexuality and Rape Culture


    Chapter Three

    Practical Critical Pedagogy: Developing Educational Materials on Human Rights and Gender for Children with Students

    The Course Program

    The Participants

    The Dilemma of Language: Not All Languages are Equal

    Negotiating Language Issues of Free Speech


    Chapter Four

    Creating Images: Discovering Hidden Gender Stereotypes about the Self and the Other

    Gender-based Stereotypes

    The Mechanism of Stereotyping

    The Method

    Introduction to the Original Research

    National Identity Stereotypes override Gender Stereotypes

    Discussion of Results


    Analyses of Stereotypes raised in an innovative, creative mediation process

    Follow-up Research on Gender Stereotypes




    Gal Harmat is an educator, innovation adviser, and researcher in gender, emancipatory and peace education, and peace work. She was the 2018 Georg Arhold Visiting Research Professor at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany.