A1 Journal article (refereed)
Tuottavan hämmennyksen äärellä : näkökulmia feministiseen pedagogiikkaan ympäristökriisien aikakaudella (2021)

Hyvärinen, P., Koistinen, A.-K., & Koivunen, T. (2021). Tuottavan hämmennyksen äärellä : näkökulmia feministiseen pedagogiikkaan ympäristökriisien aikakaudella. Sukupuolentutkimus, 34(1), 6-18.

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All authors or editorsHyvärinen, Pieta; Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa; Koivunen, Tuija

Journal or seriesSukupuolentutkimus


Publication year2021


Issue number1

Pages range6-18

PublisherSukupuolentutkimuksen seura

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74902


In this article we examine feminist pedagogy as a question of knowledge production that acknowledges environmental crises and aims at producing ecologically responsible agency. We focus, first, on different feminist pedagogical approaches and the ways in which they enable different kinds of knowledge production on environmental issues. Second, building on queer pedagogy, we outline a pedagogy of differences that takes into account environmental questions and approaches them through acknowledging their unsettling epistemic potential. We propose that this kind of unsettlement in the face of knowledge facilitates the understanding of the ways in which various differences and uneasy affects contribute to knowledge production. It therefore helps to challenge the concepts, phenomena and understandings of which ‘environment’ and the crises related to it consist. Finally, we offer a critical discussion on how the university institution functions as a framework for producing knowledge at the crossroads of feminist pedagogy and environmental crises.

Keywordspedagogyfeminist pedagogygender researchenvironmentenvironmental issuesenvironmental awarenessenvironmental educationknowledge productiontheory of knowledgefeminismhuman agency

Free keywordsenvironmental pedagogy; feminist epistemology; feminist pedagogy; pedagogy of differences

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

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