ERIC Number: ED135709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Teach: Some Resources for Graduate Students or People Wishing to Help Graduate Students.
Wilson, Everett K.
Useful resources for teaching sociology on the undergraduate or graduate level are discussed. Initially, the article suggests well-known resources such as various professional and reference publications, audiovisual aids, and computer-assisted instruction. One resource not frequently thought of includes people such as administrators, colleagues, and students. Administrators can encourage mandatory evaluations by students of instructors, colleagues can collaborate in team teaching or serve as outside examiners, and advanced students can serve as instructors to slower students. Another resource includes ideas drawn from sociology: flexibility of the learning environment, role of inquiry in teaching as well as research, and effect of student interest on course success. Teacher-developed materials comprise the final group of resources. Such materials should be directed toward operationally stated objectives, include means for evaluating their achievement, articulate with theory and methods, extend and apply sociological insights, and include carefully selected test items. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (New York, New York, August 30-September 3, 1976)