"Progressive Pedagogy: A Guide for Active Learning" offers a live, crowd-sourced bibliography of readings about critical pedagogy that bolsters student autonomy and structures equity in the classroom; narrative blog posts on teaching that include handouts and sample syllabi; and slide presentations and reflections that showcase different ways to structure classrooms that empower students. Progressive Pedagogy teaches students how to be leaders in uncertain times, from co-creating a syllabus to student-driven project management and assessment. Co-creators Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis cover a wide array of lesson plans for active learning, including activities that engage students in individual and collaborative participation.
Cathy N. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, CoFounder and CoDirector of HASTAC, and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the 2016 recipient of the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education. She has published numerous books, most recently The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University To Prepare Students for a World in Flux (Basic Books, 2017), and was awarded the 2019 Frederic W. Ness Book Award by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Christina Katopodis is a doctoral candidate in English and Futures Initiative Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and a HASTAC Scholar (2016-19). She is the winner of the 2018 Dewey Digital Teaching Award and 2018 Digital Dissertation Award from the New Media Lab, and a recipient of two consecutive GC Provost's Digital Innovation Grants (2016-18). She manages the website for the Margaret Fuller Society and serves as co-chair to the Ecocriticism Public Working Group and the Better to Speak Women Adjunct Advocacy Group. Katopodis has taught 16 courses from composition to American Literature and Gender Studies, and she is currently teaching as an adjunct at Hunter College, CUNY.