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MacNamara, Jessica; Glann, Sarah; Durlak, Paul – Teaching Sociology, 2017
How can teachers help students understand the importance of gender pronouns for transgender and gender-nonconforming people? This article presents a gender pronoun reversal activity that simulates the experience of being verbally misgendered. Students followed up on the activity by posting reflections on an online class discussion board. The…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Learning Activities
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Lowry, Deborah – Teaching Sociology, 2016
What should activist-scholars teach in the social problems classroom? In this conversation, I challenge the assertion that advancing a sociology of social problems is an overly academic enterprise of little use to students and other publics. I introduce the potential of a pedagogical framework for promoting social problems literacy: a set of…
Descriptors: Activism, Scholarship, Social Problems, Citizen Participation
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Zipp, John F. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
In this article, I ask for whom is our teaching developed? Although we typically think that it is developed for our students, there appears to be a considerable gap between how our curriculum, especially Introductory Sociology is organized, and what we know about current college students. Drawing on data on enrollment in sociology and overall in…
Descriptors: Sociology, College Instruction, Introductory Courses, College Students
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Messinger, Adam M. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
Content analysis is a valuable research tool for social scientists that unfortunately can prove challenging to teach to undergraduate students. Published classroom exercises designed to teach content analysis have thus far been predominantly envisioned as lengthy projects for upper-level courses. A brief and engaging exercise may be more…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Pretests Posttests
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Lindner, Andrew M. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
Quantitative literacy is increasingly essential for both informed citizenship and a variety of careers. Though regression is one of the most common methods in quantitative sociology, it is rarely taught until late in students' college careers. In this article, the author describes a classroom-based activity introducing students to regression…
Descriptors: Careers, Numeracy, Sociology, Literacy
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Grauerholz, Liz; Bubriski-McKenzie, Anne – Teaching Sociology, 2012
This study presents an experiential exercise designed to heighten students' awareness of overconsumption in the United States and allow them to see how their own consumption habits are linked to larger social factors. Students engaged in the "Not Buying It" project--which involved refraining from purchasing all but essentials for a set…
Descriptors: Purchasing, Behavior, Decision Making, Experiential Learning
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Massengill, Rebekah Peeples – Teaching Sociology, 2011
Educators agree that developing critical thinking skills is a key goal of college education. While the literature on higher-level thinking emphasizes the significance of writing for developing such skills, teachers often receive little guidance about the kinds of writing assignments that can prove most beneficial for helping students to develop…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Role of Education, Goal Orientation, Higher Education
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Parrotta, Kylie L.; Rusche, Sarah Nell – Teaching Sociology, 2011
In this article, the authors describe a class activity that uses a combination of strategies to overcome obstacles students face when learning about the reproduction of inequality in everyday life. Based on Schwalbe et al.'s (2000) piece on "generic social processes," and following the idea of "making the strange familiar and the familiar…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Astronomy, Biology, Consciousness Raising
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Dagaz, Mari; Harger, Brent – Teaching Sociology, 2011
When students enter college classrooms for the first time they inevitably have preconceived images of professors. According to research on student evaluations of teaching, these preconceptions have important implications in college classrooms. This study explores one avenue through which these preconceptions are perpetuated--popular film. Using…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Films, Content Analysis, College Faculty
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Healey-Etten, Victoria; Sharp, Shane – Teaching Sociology, 2010
In-depth interviewing is now a common method in sociology. Although there are many potential benefits of in-depth interviewing assignments for both majors and nonmajors, few have developed tools one can use to teach this method at the first and second year, especially in substantive classes where instruction in interviewing is constrained by time…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Students, Interviews, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Pence, Dan – Teaching Sociology, 2009
One of the unique promises of sociology is to illuminate the intersection of the personal and public by encouraging largely individually-oriented students to examine interrelationships between themselves and the social world. This can be an especially challenging task when teaching introductory sociology courses that are populated largely by…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Introductory Courses, Popular Culture, Television
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Harlow, Roxanna – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Instructors teaching students about social inequality, especially sexism and racism, often face some degree of student resistance. Opposition is particularly strong when students are from a white, middle to upper class background. As Haddad and Lieberman (2002) remark, "Students from privileged backgrounds lack personal experience with structures…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Racial Discrimination, Social Behavior, Disadvantaged
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Preves, Sharon; Stephenson, Denise – Teaching Sociology, 2009
This article explores the social-psychological process of identity negotiation in collaborative teaching, using Erving Goffman's (1959) theoretical tradition of dramaturgy to analyze the classroom itself as a performance venue. A dramaturgical analysis of collaborative teaching is especially significant given this growing pedagogical trend because…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Self Concept, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
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Albers, Cheryl – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Unintended outcomes can derail the best of intentions in the classroom. Designing a new course for Honors students provided an opportunity to change my traditional teaching style. I envisioned a classroom where students enthusiastically became more self-directed learners. I was perplexed with mixed reactions from students; while some joined me and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teaching Styles, Curriculum Design
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Miller, Andrea; Lucal, Betsy – Teaching Sociology, 2009
As teachers who use both our theoretical (academic) and practical (empirical) knowledge to entice our students to peer outside of the seemingly clear-cut boxes of the two-and-only-two dichotomies of sex, gender, and sexuality, we attempt to problematize not only sexuality categories but also gender categories (specifically, the category "woman").…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Sex Education, Gender Differences, Sexuality
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