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ERIC Number: EJ890097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning--Done by Sociologists: Let's Make that the Sociology of Higher Education
Hanson, Chad
Teaching Sociology, v33 n4 p411-416 Oct 2005
In May of 2000, the American Sociological Association hosted a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference at James Madison University. The goal was to create a forum where faculty from across the country could reflect on the role of sociology in the burgeoning new scholarship of teaching and learning. In this article, the author explores the relationship between the scholarship of teaching and learning (STL) and the sociology of education (SOE) and comments on Baker and Chin's articles on whether sociologists should not be involved in what could rightly be called the sociology of higher education (SHE). The author stresses that both Baker and Chin came to the same conclusion--the sociology of education and the scholarship of teaching and learning are not one and the same. In particular, Baker and Chin established that STL is not informed by the sociology of education. The author calls for the sociologists to infuse STL with the sociological perspective, such that a cumulative sociology of higher education can be established. He believes that a well-developed (SHE) would serve them in their efforts to improve the teaching of sociology, and, equally important, SHE has the capacity to make a uniquely sociological contribution to the growing body of research on colleges and universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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