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ERIC Number: EJ889896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
A Pedagogical Boomerang: From Hans Mauksch to Medicine to the Teaching and Learning of Sociology
Weiss, Gregory L.
Teaching Sociology, v35 n1 p1-16 Jan 2007
Even in its formative stages the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is drawing the attention and interest of scholars across academic disciplines and across types of educational institutions. Many sociologists are reflecting on how to shape scholarly efforts on teaching and learning within our discipline. This paper recounts the guidance that Hans Mauksch, a legendary figure in the teaching movement in sociology, extended to medical sociology as that area of specialization was developing, and seeks to apply his ideas to the development of SoTL in sociology today. I make three specific recommendations: (1) maintaining the independence of SoTL as a separate area of interest and scholarship while enthusiastically working with and drawing upon the work of others within and outside sociology, (2) broadening the content of SoTL investigations to address teaching and learning from additional perspectives, and (3) utilizing an increasingly diverse set of research methods to assist in exploring the many dimensions of teaching and learning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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