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ERIC Number: EJ910329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Learning Sociology: Successful Majors Tell Their Story
McKinney, Kathleen
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v4 n1 p13-22 May 2004
The focus of this study is to begin to answer the question of how sociology majors come to learn their discipline. In this article, I report on the findings from the first study in a multi-method project on this topic. I conducted a group interview with honors sociology majors from around the United States. Students discussed several questions related to learning sociology. Themes that emerged, and which may be useful in a number of disciplines, included the need to make connections, the importance of other people, talking about the material, experiencing varied pedagogies, and the active construction of knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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