Picture My Gender(s): Using Interactive Media to Engage Students in Theories of Gender Construction
Teaching Sociology Volume 41, Number 3, ISSN 0092-055X
We present an exercise on "doing gender" that uses digital media to create an opportunity for interactive learning. Students create photo essays on gender performances in everyday life and then present their photo essays to their peers. This exercise allows undergraduates to engage in "real-life" learning regarding the socially constructed and performative nature of gender. In discussing each other's images in class, students confront both the ubiquity of gender performances and understand how they produce, receive, and police performances. We present the assignment and grading rubric in detail, describe examples of photo essays ranging from unsuccessful to excellent, and detail student learning and assessments of the assignment. (Contains 5 notes.)
Sargent, C. & Corse, S.M. (2013). Picture My Gender(s): Using Interactive Media to Engage Students in Theories of Gender Construction. Teaching Sociology, 41(3), 242-256.