14 August: Digital Literacies from a Feminist Perspective in a Postcolonial Context

Presenter: Dr. Maha Bali, The American University in Cairo,Egypt

Time and Date: Blended session / Webinar 14 August 2019 1 pm (SAST)  

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This seminar is in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town

Most understandings of digital literacy include critical thinking – but critical thinking itself can be understood in different ways. This session describes the thinking and practice behind my feminist approach to teaching digital literacy, which builds on the feminist work of Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger and Tarule’s (1986) Women’s Ways of Knowing. I will share a couple of my class activities, and discuss why I chose this approach from my positionality as a postcolonial scholar teaching Egyptian students at an American liberal arts university.

Dr. Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is a full-time faculty developer and also teaches creative educational game design to undergrads. Maha Bali is a co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org, co-founder & co-facilitator of Edcontexts, editor of journal Hybrid Pedagogy and blogger at Prof Hacker. She is also International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab.
She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and believes very strongly in critical/interpretive approaches to social research, especially participatory approaches such as collaborative autoethnography. She tweets a lot @bali_maha and blogs at http://blog.mahabali.me

Thank you to all participating in this event – a recording is available here

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