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Kaufman, Peter; Schoepflin, Todd – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Although much has been written in the past 50 years about the pedagogical value of "The Sociological Imagination", one section of Mills's book has been underutilized for far too long. Namely, the essay in the appendix, "On Intellectual Craftsmanship," has been rarely invoked by sociologists discussing the significance of "The Sociological…
Descriptors: Imagination, Scholarship, Sociology, Researchers
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Fobes, Catherine; Kaufman, Peter – Teaching Sociology, 2008
Although critical pedagogy has been discussed in the Teaching Sociology literature for nearly twenty years, dialogues about the difficulties in practicing and implementing critical pedagogical strategies in everyday classroom life are less common. In this note, we discuss a predominant theme of our workshop: challenges and concerns that may arise…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Strategies, Workshops, Resistance (Psychology)
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Halasz, Judith R.; Kaufman, Peter – Teaching Sociology, 2008
As a discipline, sociology has produced a rich understanding of social processes, and yet the pedagogical implications of this scholarship remain largely untapped. In this paper, we employ a framework of sociology as pedagogy to show how sociology can enhance and inform teaching and learning. We select examples from a range of classical and…
Descriptors: Sociology, Intellectual Disciplines, Theory Practice Relationship, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Kaufman, Peter – Teaching Sociology, 2001
Uses Project Censored to open a dialog about important issues that have not received media attention, to reflect on the sociological reasons why we are not learning about these stories, and to develop strategies to address these issues. Students met these objectives by writing a report and giving an oral presentation. (DAJ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Internet
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Kaufman, Peter – Teaching Sociology, 1997
Discusses an exercise that uses objects from everyday life to demonstrate to students how their personal biographies intersect with history. Encourages active engagement between teacher, students, and subject matter in a mutual quest for knowledge and understanding. Outlines the exercise, assesses its success, and makes additional recommendations.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Higher Education, History