ERIC Number: ED207872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Eighty-One Techniques for Teaching Sociological Concepts.
Geertsen, Reed, Ed.; And Others
This document presents 81 successful teaching techniques used by sociologists in universities and colleges across the country. The techniques are designed to stimulate creative thinking about possible modifications or additional ways of improving teaching sociological concepts. The following information is provided for each technique presented: concept area, teaching objective, materials needed, teaching procedure, and name and address of professor who submitted the technique. The concepts taught and the teaching techniques utilized are many and varied. Some examples follow. To learn about the basic sociological concepts applied to an unfamiliar culture, students are given a story of an American student's experience in an unfamiliar society. They are also given a list of sociological concepts, many of which are illustrated in the story. Their task is one of matching concepts with appropriate descriptive material in the story. Another activity helps students learn to apply sociological concepts to everyday living through the use of novels. Each student selects a book, reads it, and writes a paper which applies the concepts to the novels. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Higher Education, Sociology, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
ASA Teaching Resources Center, American Sociological Association, 1722 N Street Street, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.
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