Astrid Weigert (German) and her students don’t just think about witches on Halloween — they spend a semester examining the portrayal of witches in literature and film as well as the history of witches. As a Doyle Faculty Fellow, Astrid has redesigned the humanities and writing course to incorporate issues of inclusion and difference. To read more about the Doyle Engaging Difference Initiative, please visit the Doyle website. You can read a Georgetown news story about Astrid’s course here.
Experimenting with pedagogy is not new to Astrid; she previously worked with CNDLS to incorporate a Georgetown Commons blog into the Witches course in order to develop students’ writing skills. You can read more about how she used the course blog in this Teaching Commons example.