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ERIC Number: EJ890346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Teaching Sociology through Student Portfolios
Trepagnier, Barbara
Teaching Sociology, v32 n2 p197-205 Apr 2004
After several years of teaching Sociological Thought--an upper division course that focuses on classical, modern, and contemporary sociological theories--the author came across the idea of student portfolios. As a consequence, the course has undergone far-reaching changes. The content remains relatively intact; however, today the theory course differs fundamentally in form. This paper is a blueprint for building student portfolios into a writing-intensive theory course. This paper begins with an overview of the history of student portfolios in the college curriculum; it then lists the course objectives and summarizes the written assignments. Next, the paper takes a close look at how the key components of the portfolio process enhance the assignments of the course and how each assignment fits into the portfolio schema; it also describes the evaluation process. Finally, the paper offers evidence of the effectiveness of the portfolio project. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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