Call for Materials - Workshop on teaching courses on language and gender
ctrueblo at CSULB.EDU
Wed Sep 27 17:33:07 UTC 2006
Dear Language and Gender Scholars,
I am writing on behalf of Barbara LeMaster and Amy
Sheldon, who are organizing a workshop for the 2006 IGALA
conference in Valencia, Spain on issues and ideas in the
teaching of language and gender. (See workshop details
Part of our goal is to create an accessible database of
syllabi and assignments as teaching resources for language
and gender classes.
We are writing to ask if you would be willing to
contribute any syllabi or assignments you have used in
your own language and gender classes to the project. You
would, of course, retain authorship and credit for the
work, and any use of your material would require citation,
like any other published work.
Any items you would be willing to contribute would be
Department of Linguistics
California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
ctrueblo at csulb.edu
Workshop on issues in the design and implementation of
your course on language and gender
Barbara LeMaster, California State University-Long Beach,
lemaster at csulb.edu
Amy Sheldon, University of Minnesota, asheldon at umn.edu
There often are complex issues to tackle in designing and
teaching a course on language and gender. This workshop
follows on from the Holmes and del-Teso-Craviotto workshop
at IGALA3. We intend to provide a forum that promotes the
exchange of information, ideas, materials and practices
among new and experienced teachers.
In the spirit of sharing resources and practices, we are
seeking contributions of materials to use in hands-on
discussion. Please send your own syllabus, and/or an
assignment you may want to have critiqued, or other
material, in advance to the facilitators. Please send any
materials to ctrueblo at csulb.edu with the subject line
"IGALA4 workshop materials". Materials may also be brought
to the workshop.
Two main issues will be addressed in the workshop:
1. Course design issues
The field of language and gender and associated areas such
as feminist studies, have been developing rapidly. Our
goal in this part of the workshop is to consider issues in
course design. Participants will discuss the following:
approaches to the design of syllabi (e.g., topical and/or
historical), choice of topics to cover, data-driven
activities, finding relevant audio-visual materials, and,
possibly, activities that assess and enhance students'
In this section of the workshop you will have an
opportunity to create, evaluate and work through a few
assignments. Our goal is for you to come away with at
least one idea for an assignment for your course.
Suggestions of other issues to discuss are welcome.
More information about the Fling