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Feminize education; good pedagogy is the one that's good for all: A non-poem
Many well meaning educators believe that education has been masculinized through emphasis on linearly structured curricula and linear logical thinking skills mediated by competitive learning environment which is wrought with gender bias and social isolation.

It is being proposed that we must go for feminist pedagogy which believes educational institutions as well-knit community of learners practicing cooperative and collaborative learning methods for collective better performance based on the values of mutual caring and sharing.

Here is my non-poem describing a paradigm shift towards feminist pedagogy and feminization of education on the premise 'good pedagogy' is the one which is 'good for all' In other words feminist pedagogy is good for both boys and girls but not so the masculinist pedagogy.

Non-poem

Entrenched are

In the classrooms

Patriarchal and cultural pedagogies of gender

Linearity in learning

Enforcement of uniformity and similarity as control measures

 Performativity through competitions

Psycho-social classroom environment

Continues to be riddled with

Patriarchal dominance

Male hegemony

Gendered economies of knowledge

Labeling through norm-referenced assessment

 Masculinised curricula

 Knowledge and women being treated as commodities

Market-oriented branding and quality ranking

 

Bring in feminist pedagogy

Create emotive and enabling classroom environment

Make classroom a web of relationships

Foster and nurture human potential of learning

Respect uniqueness of every learner

Let each grow in unique way

Make processes multimodal 

Do away with
Hegemony, masculinity, role reversal, uniformity, similarity 

Stop glorification a few through

Competitions, talentism, reality shows in institutions

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