In conversation with Dr. Marie-Hélène Brunet {Pandemic Pedagogy convo 21} Imagining a New ‘We’

By Samantha Cutrara

How do we teach history during COVID-19? Francophone social studies teacher educator Dr. Marie-Hélène Brunet (University of Ottawa) discusses the importance of exploring the ways gender is built into the symbols and narratives we use to make sense of the pandemic.
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She also points you to Le Devoir’s study is here:
The letter from Libération is here:
“La charge mentale” has been explored in a comic by EMMA:
Unilingual packaging during the pandemic:
Marie-Hélène also points you to this article on masculinity, which we discussed more off-line:
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