Girl Power – How historical consciousness can inform our social studies teaching with Drs. Marie-Hélène Brunet and Scott Pollock

How do female high school students in Ontario and Quebec understand feminism and gender equality in a social studies context? Join Werklund School of Education pre-service teachers Danae Nielsen, Kim Cabral, and Katarina Hoven for a conversation with Dr. Marie-Hélène Brunet from the University of Ottawa and Dr. Scott Pollock at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School. They discuss these scholars’ award winning article When It Became Equal”: How Historical Consciousness and Theories of Agency Can Explain Female Students’ Conceptions of Feminism: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1197975.pdf

Over the course of the conversation, we learn more about their research exploring the ways agency and historical consciousness impact student’s perceptions surrounding the connection between the present state of gender equality and feminist struggles of the past.

Dr. Marie-Helene Brunet faculty page: https://education.uottawa.ca/en/people/brunet-marie-helene

Dr. Scott Pollock faculty page: https://www.smls.on.ca/senior-school-faculty
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottpollock5

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