Towards a feminist manifesto for e-learning: principles to inform practices

Kirkup, G.; Schmitz, S.; Kotkamp, E.; Rommes, E. and Hiltunen, A.-M. (2010). Towards a feminist manifesto for e-learning: principles to inform practices. In: Booth, S.; Goodman, S. and Kirkup, G. eds. Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social constructs and cultural contexts. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, pp. 255–274.




This chapter argues that the future development of European e-learning needs to be informed by gender theory, and feminist and other critical pedagogies. The authors explore four themes that have been important in gender theory: embodiment, knowledge, power and ethics, and illustrate how these would give a new and more critical perspective for future e-learning developments, and for social progress if they were incorporated into educational policy and practice. The chapter ends with a framework for using this analysis to inform future action, expressed as the first draft of a manifesto

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