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ERIC Number: EJ890043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Using a Research Article to Foster Moral Reflection and Global Awareness in Teaching about Religion and Politics, Theory Testing, and Democracy in the Muslim World
Davis, Nancy J.; Robinson, Robert V.
Teaching Sociology, v34 n3 p296-312 Jul 2006
Encouraging students to reflect on their ethical principles and to develop a global outlook have been identified as key pedagogical goals in recent national reports on higher education. This article shows how instructors can use a current article from the "American Sociological Review (ASR)" to facilitate moral reflection and global awareness. The "ASR" article, with its focus on the political implications of moral cosmologies of Muslims, its cross-national methodology, and its non-western geographical focus, is well suited to these pedagogical goals. We offer active learning exercises designed to promote ethical examination and global understandings in an introductory sociology course, a theory course, and an upper-level course on political sociology, sociology of religion, or globalization. (Contains 1 table, 4 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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