Teaching Motherhood, Being a Mother-Teacher and Doing Maternal Pedagogy

Date : May 4, 2002

Date : 152 Founders College, York University

Saturday May 4

8:00-9:00am Coffee, Registration and Welcome
9:00-10:30am Session 1

BRINGING MOTHERING INTO THE CLASSROOM: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON COURSE DESIGN AND TEACHING-LEARNING STRATEGIES I

Andrea O’Reilly (York University) “Throwing the Baby out with the Bathwater: The Marginalization of Motherhood in Women’s Studies”
Fiona Green (University of Winnipeg) “The intersection of mothering, research and teaching: A maternal feminist pedagogy?”
Robbie Pfeufer Kahn (University of Vermont) “Mothering as a topic in the academy”

10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-1:00pm Session 2

TELLING IT LIKE IT IS: VOICES OF GRADUATE STUDENT MOTHERS

Dawn Zinga (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto) “What happens when a graduate student becomes a mother?”
Shell Feijo (University of Iowa) “Mother/Student/Money Memoirs: Class and Motherhood in the Academy”
Mary Godwin (Bemidji State University) “Woman, Student, Teacher, Mom: Growing up, Growing Out of the Feminist Mystique”
Sekile Nzinga-Johnson (Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program) “Dr. Mamma: The Resiliency of African American Graduate Student-Mothers”
Linda Ennis (York University) “Motherhood and Feminist Academics”

1:00-2:15pm Lunch (on your own)
2:15-4:00pm Session 3

BRINGING MOTHERING INTO THE CLASSROOM: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON COURSE DESIGN AND TEACHING-LEARNING STRATEGIES II

Linda Davies & Julia Krane (McGill University) “Mothering and Social Work Education”
Ingrid Johnston-Robledo (SUNY, Fredonia) “Mum’s the Word: Strategies for Teaching Students About the Motherhood Mystique”
Rebecca Torstrick (Indiana University, South Bend) “Designing and Teaching a Course on Motherhood”
Sharon Abbey (Brock University) “Deconstructing Images of Mothering in Media and Film: Issues Addressed in an Undergraduate Women’s Studies Course”

4:00-4:15pm Break
4:15-6:00pm Breakout groups and reporting back
6:00-7:30pm Reception

Sunday May 5

9:30-10:00am Coffee
10:00-12:15pm Session 4

INTERRUPTING MOTHERHOOD, DISRUPTING THE ACADEMY: BEING A MOTHER, BEING A PROFESSOR

Ruth Panofsky (Ryerson University) “Professor/Mother: The Uneasy Partnership”
Joyce Castle and Vera Woloshyn (Brock University) “Mothers in Academia: Reflections on our Lived Experiences”
Deirdre D. Johnston (Hope College) “The Construction of Mother Identity by College & University Professors”
Jody Nyasha Warner (York University) “Diary of a New Academic or Work/Home Juggling in 1st person voice”
Helene A. Cummins (Brescia College, The University of Western Ontario) “Mommy Tracking Without Being on the Track: Single Women in Academe”

12:15-1:15pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15-2:45pm Session 5

BRINGING MOTHERING INTO THE CLASSROOM: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON COURSE DESIGN AND TEACHING-LEARNING STRATEGIES III

Nancy Lewis Tuten (Columbia College) “Motherhood as Course Content in the College Curriculum”
Saroj Chawla (York University) “Teaching Sociology from a Mothering Perspective”
Andrea Zevenbergen (SUNY, Fredonia) “Themes of Motherhood in Child Development Courses”

2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-5:00pm Session 6

REPRESENTING MOTHERING: CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP AND ARTS-INFORMED RESEARCH

Audrey Churgin (Ottawa artist) “Collaborative Footprints: Imprints of Psychic Exchange”
Moyra Davey (photographer) “The Writer, the Artist and the Body of the Mother: Reflections on the Literature of Ambivalent Motherhood”
Margaret Toye (University of Western Ontario) “Medea and Mommy Rambo to Cyborgs and Demeter/Kore: Teaching and writing postfeminist mothers”
Dolana Mogadime (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto) “Seeing our own children in communities where we do our research: The researcher’s identity as mother”
Diana L. Haleman (Morehead State University) “Researching Single Motherhood: Issues of Representation and Voice”