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Senter, Mary Scheuer – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Sociology research methods students in 2013 and 2016 implemented a series of "real world" data gathering activities that enhanced their learning while assisting the department with ongoing program assessment and program review. In addition to the explicit collection of program assessment data on both students' development of sociological…
Descriptors: Sociology, Research Methodology, Undergraduate Students, Alumni
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Foster, Drew – Teaching Sociology, 2015
This article isolates and observes the impact of peer readership on low-stakes reflective writing assignments in two large Introduction to Sociology classes. Through a comparative content analysis of over 2,000 private reflective journal entries and semipublic reflective blog posts, I find that both practices produce distinct forms of reflection.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Journal Writing, Peer Influence
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Whitley, Cameron T. – Teaching Sociology, 2013
Although images are often used in the classroom to communicate difficult concepts, students have little input into their selection and application. This approach can create a passive experience for students and represents a missed opportunity for instructors to engage participation. By applying concepts found in visual sociology to techniques…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Sociology, Online Courses, College Instruction
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Hoelter, Lynette F.; LeClere, Felicia B.; Pienta, Amy M.; Barlow, Rachael E.; McNally, James W. – Teaching Sociology, 2008
The focus on quantitative literacy has been increasingly outside the realm of mathematics. The social sciences are well suited to including quantitative elements throughout the curriculum but doing so can mean challenges in preparation and presentation of material for instructors and increased anxiety for students. This paper describes tools and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Research Methodology, Learning Activities, Online Courses
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Keesler, Venessa A.; Fermin, Baranda J.; Schneider, Barbara – Teaching Sociology, 2008
In 2001, the governing council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) appointed Professor Caroline Persell of New York University to launch a task force with the goal of creating an advanced high school sociology curriculum that would also be a model for introductory sociology courses in colleges and universities. The principle goal of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Course Evaluation, Advanced Courses
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Hoffmann, Elizabeth A. – Teaching Sociology, 2006
Sociologists have documented how important place is in people's lives. C. Wright Mills (1959) argued that people must understand that they do not exist in a vacuum, but that their values, beliefs, and behaviors are influenced by the particular time and place in which they themselves exist. The development of this "sociological…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Role, Self Concept, Quality of Life