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Konieczny, Piotr – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This paper presents an analysis of my experiences with a teaching activity that engages students in publishing in Wikipedia on issues relating to globalization. It begins with a short overview of some of the current debates revolving around teaching globalization, which lay ground for the assignment. I discuss how this teaching tool fits with a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Nordmeyer, Kristjane; Teig, Trisha; Bedera, Nicole – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This article describes a study abroad experience in Norway and Sweden that was designed to explore gender equality in two of the world's most gender-progressive countries. Course readings explored the work of feminist sociologists and asked students to think critically about gender equality from a cross-cultural perspective. Students met with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Reflection
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Blouin, David D.; Moss, Alison R. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Twenty years ago, Pescosolido and Milkie (1995) reported that 50 percent of U.S. and Canadian sociology graduate programs offered formal teacher training. Despite pronouncements that offerings have increased substantially, no similarly thorough and direct investigation has been published since. In this time of dramatic change and increasing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Relevance (Education), Teacher Education Programs, Sociology
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Hauhart, Robert C.; Grahe, Jon E. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
Previous research on capstones in sociology and psychology has suggested that there is a typical capstone experience required by three quarters of all four-year colleges and universities in the United States. This article reports results from a national survey that confirm that sociology and psychology capstone courses conform generally to a…
Descriptors: Sociology, Psychology, National Surveys, Educational Practices
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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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O'Sullivan, Sara – Teaching Sociology, 2011
This article reports on an Irish study that examines the teaching of large, introductory-level sociology courses at a research-intensive university. The study's aim was to ameliorate some of the problems associated with large classes by applying key lessons from the U.S. literature to an Irish setting. Overall, the initiative was successful;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Commuter Colleges, Sociology
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Tiemann, Kathleen A.; Badahdah, Abdallah M.; Pedersen, Daphne E. – Teaching Sociology, 2009
The sociological literature on teaching and learning includes a number of discussions devoted to the importance of multicultural education. Much of this literature encourages educators to revise the curriculum and shows how the experience of multicultural education can stimulate student's sociological imaginations. To this end, some scholars have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Multicultural Education, Curriculum Development
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Storrs, Debbie – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Here I emphasize the applicability of the sociological imagination to an international audience by sharing my journey of teaching sociology in Japan. I found my own sociological imagination helpful in critically evaluating the literature on Japanese higher education and the construction of the Japanese student as a form of Orientalism. As I…
Descriptors: Imagination, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Foreign Countries
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Fisher, Edith M. – Teaching Sociology, 2008
Effectively teaching college students about social class stratification is a difficult challenge. Explanations for this difficulty tend to focus on the students who often react with resistance, paralysis, or rage. Sociologists have been using games and simulations as alternative methods for several decades to teach about these sensitive subjects.…
Descriptors: Sociology, College Instruction, College Students, Status
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Laundra, Kenneth; Sutton, Tracy – Teaching Sociology, 2008
Measuring student intelligence has been problematic in the United States since standardized testing first began in the early 1900s. The omnipresence of standardized testing in student populations is illustrated by the most popular contemporary tests which are used by some scholars to advance the notion that intelligence differences between whites…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Test Bias
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Andriot, Angie L. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
Academic sociologists have recently increased their focus on improving high school sociology. Reform efforts include networking between teachers and universities, improving curriculum, and enhancing teacher training. I propose that this list be expanded to include setting curricular standards. Current trends in educational reform center on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Study, Advanced Placement, Educational Change
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Tiemann, Kathleen A.; Davis, Karen; Eide, Terri L. – Teaching Sociology, 2006
Americans are said to have a love affair with cars. Recent magazine articles have addressed automobiles as objects of status and desire and how particular cars have become American icons. The popularity of "Car Talk" on National Public Radio and television shows like "Monster Garage" and "Overhaulin'" also suggest…
Descriptors: Social Class, Stereotypes, Motor Vehicles, Social Status
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Brislen, William; Peoples, Clayton D. – Teaching Sociology, 2005
Teaching undergraduates about social stratification can be a difficult endeavor. As a number of authors have noted, undergraduate students are sometimes resistant to learning about social stratification, a phenomenon that may be due, in part, to the fact that many undergraduates are from privileged backgrounds and "find it difficult to go…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Stratification, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education
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Coghlan, Catherine L.; Huggins, Denise W. – Teaching Sociology, 2004
Social stratification may be one of the most difficult topics covered in sociology classes. This article describes an interactive learning exercise, using a modified version of the game Monopoly, intended to stress the structural nature of social inequality and to stimulate student reflection and class discussion on social stratification in the…
Descriptors: Social Stratification, Social Mobility, Social Justice, Power Structure
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Falk, William W.; Molloy, Stephen – Teaching Sociology, 1985
College students, particularly those in the United States, exhibit individualistic, isolationist world views. Students in Great Britain display these isolationist tendencies to a lesser degree. The reasons are discussed. To help students develop a world view, sociology teachers should make a more conscientious use of Mills's "sociological…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Isolation