Call for Papers | A Special Issue on The Future of Teaching Gender and Development

Contributions are invited for a  Special Issue The Future of Teaching Gender and Development with the journal Development in Practice as it enters its third decade.

Drawing from discussions about what constitutes (changes to) the Gender and Development (GAD) ‘canon’ and challenges of teaching GAD online in contexts where COVID hindered in-person learning, we are asking for contributions to the special issue, which address (but are not limited to) the following points of inquiry:

  • Thinking critically, what are the concerns or challenges presented by existing materials and approaches to teaching GAD? How might we address these?
  • What pedagogical and epistemological approaches influence/frame teaching in GAD globally?
  • How should GAD teaching reflect on, contend with, and contribute to, discussions around decolonising the Western curriculum and tackling the racialised gaze of development?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities with teaching a constantly adapting and shifting field? How do we adapt/incorporate/address this in our teaching?
  • (How) Have approaches to teaching GAD changed/been forced to adapt as a result of COVID-19?
  • How do we bridge the gap between theory and practice?
  • How have any shifts or changes in your teaching, in response to these developments, been received (by students, colleagues, other relevant groups)?
  • What are the global practices of ‘doing’ GAD?

The editors invite short abstracts of up to 150 words from those who have insights, reflections, ideas or experience to share on any or all these questions and topics outlined above.

The abstract deadline is Thursday 15 September 2022.

For more information, please go to the special issue page of Development in Practice.

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