Patriarchy is a threshold concept in women’s studies—a significant, defining concept that transforms students’ understanding of the discipline. This article reviews our design, implementation, and findings of a lesson study crafted to teach women’s studies students the complex idea of patriarchy as a social system. We analyze the lesson using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, in keeping with the ideals of feminist pedagogy, suggesting a new model of SoTL research for the women’s studies field.
Hassel, Holly; Reddinger, Amy; and van Slooten, Jessica
"Surfacing the Structures of Patriarchy: Teaching and Learning Threshold Concepts in Women's Studies*,"
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
2, Article 18.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2011.050218