Title

Student-Centered Designs of Pan-African Literature Courses

Publication Title

CEA Forum

Publication Date

2010

Document Type

Article

Keywords

African studies, African-American studies, literature, diaspora, English, teaching, pedagogy

Disciplines

African American Studies | African Languages and Societies | English Language and Literature | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

Abstract

A student-centered teaching methodology is an essential ingredient of a successful Pan- African literary course. Using such an approach, I combine reading assignments with journals, film presentations, and lectures in a productive learning environment in which I play the role of invisible facilitator of intellectual exchange. My method incorporates a variety of Pan-African literary and historical works that help students understand the relations between Blacks of Africa and the Diaspora.