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Crockett, Jason L.; Fu, Albert S.; Greenwood, Joleen L.; John, Mauricia A. – Teaching Sociology, 2018
This article presents information about the planning, implementation, and findings of an assessment-based student portfolio designed by the faculty of a sociology program at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, a midsized public regional liberal arts institution. First, we briefly present the rationale for implementing a portfolio system and the…
Descriptors: Sociology, Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Program Development
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Prince, Barbara F.; Kozimor-King, Michele Lee; Steele, Jennifer – Teaching Sociology, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of the Star Power simulation for teaching stratification and inequality to students of the net generation. The data for this study were obtained through the use of survey methodology and content analysis of 126 course papers from introductory sociology classes. Papers were analyzed for identification and…
Descriptors: Simulation, Instructional Effectiveness, College Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Steck, Laura West; Engler, Jennifer N.; Ligon, Mary; Druen, Perri B.; Cosgrove, Erin – Teaching Sociology, 2011
This article discusses an application of the Lewinian/Kolb experiential learning model in the context of undergraduate participation in the Missouri Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) program. CAPS is designed to simulate common, everyday experiences among people living in poverty as participants take on the roles of family members working…
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income Groups, Simulation, Community Action