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McKinney, Kathleen – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Despite decades of sociology scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research, integration of SoTL in sociology remains insufficient. First, some reasons for the insufficient integration of SoTL in the discipline are noted, and the foci of publications on the history and status of the SoTL in sociology are briefly summarized. Literature…
Descriptors: Sociology, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Professional Associations
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Custer, Lindsay; Tuominen, Anne – Teaching Sociology, 2017
Increasing college students' exposure to global contexts and improving their intercultural competency remain challenging educational objectives, especially at the community college level. Fortunately, the recent shift in higher education from study abroad opportunities toward so-called "internationalization at home" initiatives, where…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Global Approach, Online Courses
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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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Hatteberg, Sarah J.; Steffy, Kody – Teaching Sociology, 2013
A common source of frustration for college instructors is getting their students to read. Since the 1970s, studies have shown that no more than 30 percent of students complete a reading assignment on any given day. But what can be done? What strategies can instructors use to make certain that their students read? Do pop or announced quizzes work…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Compliance (Legal), Content Area Reading, Reading Assignments
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Pfeffer, Carla A.; Rogalin, Christabel L. – Teaching Sociology, 2012
The authors provide a brief case study of a three-strategy approach for teaching undergraduate research methods that (1) incorporates active learning assignments and discussion-based learning, (2) integrates a cross-discipline and cross-method faculty guest discussion facilitators series, and (3) focuses on the challenges and rewards of conducting…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Hudd, Suzanne S.; Smart, Robert A.; Delohery, Andrew W. – Teaching Sociology, 2011
The use of informal writing is common in sociology. This article presents one model for integrating informal written work with learning goals through a theoretical framework known as concentric thinking. More commonly referred to as "the PTA model" because of the series of cognitive tasks it promotes--prioritization, translation, and analogy…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Sociology, Content Area Writing, Educational Objectives
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Pitt, Richard N.; Packard, Joshua R. – Teaching Sociology, 2010
A traditional debate format, in which a small group of students is given the task of presenting arguments for or against a particular issue, can promote pro and con dualism that is both incomplete and counter to developing a sociological imagination. In this article, the authors describe their efforts to avoid this kind of dualism through the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Debate, Educational Strategies, Stakeholders
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Collett, Jessica L.; Kelly, Sean; Sobolewski, Curt – Teaching Sociology, 2010
One of the benefits of using films in sociology class is the opportunity media representations give students to "experience" situations that are uncommon in their daily lives. In this note the authors outline research in education that demonstrates the role of imagery and experiential learning in fostering a deeper understanding of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Films, Sociology, Conflict Resolution
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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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Friedman, Kathie; Rosenberg, Karen – Teaching Sociology, 2007
Teaching about intersecting, fluid and historically contingent identities has been taken up extensively within the sociology of race, class and gender and women's studies. Oddly, the case of Jewish women has been virtually left out of this robust literature. This article explores the challenges raised through teaching the course "Jewish Women in…
Descriptors: Jews, Females, Womens Studies, Sociology
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Bohmer, Susanne; Oka, Kayleen U. – Teaching Sociology, 2007
Affirmative action, a controversial topic about which students have many misconceptions, lends itself especially well to a sociological analysis. This paper describes an approach to teaching that: (1) informs students of different affirmative action programs; (2) gives them the opportunity to apply and integrate a variety of concepts and research…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Dowell, William – Teaching Sociology, 2006
Sociologists agree that the sociological imagination fosters students' critical thinking skills (Eckstein, Schoenike, and Delaney 1995; Haddad and Lieberman 2002; Logan 1976; Mayer 1986; Misra 2000). The challenge lies in motivating students to develop their sociological imaginations. Convincing them of its importance and practical value takes…
Descriptors: Imagination, Sanitation, Sociology, Thinking Skills
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Hood, Jane C. – Teaching Sociology, 2006
Although all of us must teach against the text at times, I find myself doing this most often when teaching about qualitative methods in the context of a general introductory methods course. Myths about the nature and practice of qualitative research are both embedded in the folklore of mainstream sociology and supported by the textbooks that we…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Qualitative Research, Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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Yamane, David – Teaching Sociology, 2006
Although many of us would like to get beyond lecturing, we often lack concrete strategies for doing so, particularly in our larger classes. This paper suggests one such strategy for creating a discussion-based course. The success of such a course is predicated on students reading and thinking about the course material (receiving "first exposure")…
Descriptors: Assignments, Active Learning, Lecture Method, Educational Strategies
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Nurse, Anne M.; Krain, Matthew – Teaching Sociology, 2006
Criminology and Deviance Classes are often among the most popular in the sociology undergraduate curriculum. These courses provide a unique opportunity for teachers since many students come to class with an intense interest in the subject matter combined with strong opinions about crime, criminals, and deviants. Because these opinions are often…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Crime, Service Learning, Criminology
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