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ERIC Number: EJ912236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Debunking Common Sense and the Taken for Granted: A Pedagogical Strategy for Teaching Social Problems
LeMoyne, Terri; Davis, Jean Marie
Teaching Sociology, v39 n1 p103-110 Jan 2011
In this article, the authors argue that one approach to teaching Introduction to Social Problems is to structure the course content around taken-for-granted beliefs that many students have about the social world. In doing so, the authors discuss the social construction of social problems, how sociology differs from common sense, and the importance of critical sociological thinking. By way of example, the authors focus on the social problem of divorce. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee