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ERIC Number: EJ1192294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
The Sociology Teaching Fellowship: A Mentorship Model for Graduate Student Teacher Training
Innocente, Nathan; Baker, Jayne
Teaching Sociology, v46 n4 p335-345 Oct 2018
Scholars have long emphasized the importance of teacher training in higher education, including in sociology. Such calls have led to modest improvements in opportunities for graduate students to develop teaching-related skills and experience. However, many of these opportunities are not specific to sociology and may lack a teaching component. In this paper, we outline a teaching fellowship model for graduate student teacher training that integrates group training sessions, peer collaboration, and a teaching practicum component under the guidance of a faculty mentor. In the fellowship, graduate student teaching fellows receive a stipend for sharing the development and teaching of an undergraduate course, with supports and feedback throughout. We include data from post-fellowship questionnaires and follow-up data from fellows who went on to teach their own courses to highlight the strengths of the program. The data indicate that the fellowship is an overwhelmingly positive experience for graduate students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)