*AATG/ACTFL, Nov. 21-23, 2014, San Antonio, Texas. Eco-Pedagogy and
Feminist Praxis in German / Modern Languages and Literatures *

Feminist collaborative pedagogies and practices, such as, for example,
co-creating knowledge by drawing on dialogue, reflection, critique and
experience, community based learning for social justice, or
interdisciplinary orientations have long informed “Green German Studies” as
well as teaching and learning in German Studies as part of the
Environmental Humanities. This panel seeks to bring together contributions
on pedagogy and praxis that reflect feminist and environmentalist
commitments in Modern Languages and Literatures, particularly, of course,
in German. How are feminist pedagogies created and nurtured in courses or
units focused on the environment? What specific types of classroom
activities and/or pedagogicalstrategies foster language development and
raise awareness about how social and environmental justice issues intersect
with feminist approaches to teaching and learning?

In this context, topics could include:

·      Teaching and activism; dimensions of engagement

·      Integrated study abroad experiences; partnerships; stakeholders

·      Modern Languages and Literatures and the Environmental Humanities

·      Feminist praxis and eco-pedagogy in Modern Languages and Literatures
teaching and learning contexts: content based; interdisciplinary; community
based; project based; inquiry based; authentic materials; innovations

·      Blended forms of teaching and learning; innovative collaborations

·      Developing eco-literacy as feminist praxis

·      Developing intercultural competence in environmentalism and feminist

This panel is sponsored by the Coalition of Women in German.

*Please send abstracts (up to 500 words) to both co-organizers, Erika
Berroth**[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>* and Lauren
Brooks **[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>* by January 15, 2014.*

Lauren J. Brooks
PhD Candidate in German Literature and Culture
Pennsylvania State University
424 Burrowes Building, Cube E
University Park, PA 16802
email: [log in to unmask]

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