ERIC Number: EJ889431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Last but Not Least : The Pedagogical Insights of "Intellectual Craftsmanship"
Kaufman, Peter; Schoepflin, Todd
Teaching Sociology, v37 n1 p20-30 Jan 2009
Although much has been written in the past 50 years about the pedagogical value of "The Sociological Imagination", one section of Mills's book has been underutilized for far too long. Namely, the essay in the appendix, "On Intellectual Craftsmanship," has been rarely invoked by sociologists discussing the significance of "The Sociological Imagination" for teaching and learning. Given that the appendix is explicitly about doing research and engaging in the scholarly process, this oversight may be understandable; however, we argue that there is much to be found in the appendix that serves the needs of teachers and learners alike. The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the pedagogical insights that are implicit in Mills's recommendations for being intellectual craftspersons.
Descriptors: Imagination, Scholarship, Sociology, Researchers, Global Approach, Essays, Evaluation, Social Scientists
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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