Sociology Through Active Learning

Author: Kathleen McKinney
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412957036
Format: PDF
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“A great source for kinesthetic learning activities. I’ve used the book for designing my course for multiple learning styles.” —Megan Thiele, University of California, Irvine This student workbook is designed to allow you to easily integrate multiple active learning exercises into your Introduction to Sociology courses. Many teachers want to use “active learning” in their class, but don’t have the materials commensurate with that pedagogy. These 51 active learning exercises have been carefully selected from a nationwide search of the best class-tested active learning material available in sociology. Affordably priced, this workbook provides the best that sociology has to offer! Key and New Features Offers many fresh exercises—about 40% of the assignments are new to this edition Features tear-out worksheets for ease of submission and grading Presents a wide variety of exercises in terms of content, time required, usefulness for individual or group completion, and relevance for in-class or out-of-class practice Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! Instructor Resources on CD provide detailed information on using, grading, and adapting the exercises. In addition the CD also includes commentary from the contributing authors explaining their experiences with the exercises, including how they promote specific learning goals and how current instructions to students facilitate the assignment. This CD-ROM features new components to the summary chart for instructors that indicate which assignments have web components, which have global aspects, and other criteria to help professors select the most useful exercises for their teaching needs.

Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences

Author: Beth P. Skott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412981239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on the premise that when students do something instead of simply reading about it, they understand it better, this book comprises 29 hands-on, active learning activities for use in research methods courses in the social sciences. The activities were created by instructors throughout the country and demonstrated to be effective in their classrooms. A variety of activities is included: group activities, solo activities, some that take a lot of time and others that take less time. Each one of them is directly related to a concept of research methods and aims to help students become better researchers.

Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

Author: Josee Johnston
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317690672
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The challenges of teaching a successful introductory sociology course today demand materials from a publisher very different from the norm. Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator. On the contrary, it is a question of again making the practice of sociological thinking meaningful, rigorous, and relevant to today’s world of undergraduates. This comparatively concise, highly visual, and affordable book offers a refreshingly new way forward to reach students, using one of the most powerful tools in a sociologist’s teaching arsenal—the familiar stuff in students’ everyday lives throughout the world: the jeans they wear to class, the coffee they drink each morning, or the phones their professors tell them to put away during lectures. A focus on consumer culture, seeing the strange in the familiar, is not only interesting for students; it is also (the authors suggest) pedagogically superior to more traditional approaches. By engaging students through their stuff, this book moves beyond teaching about sociology to helping instructors teach the practice of sociological thinking. It moves beyond describing what sociology is, so that students can practice what sociological thinking can do. This pedagogy also posits a relationship between teacher and learner that is bi-directional. Many students feel a sense of authority in various areas of consumer culture, and they often enjoy sharing their knowledge with fellow students and with their instructor. Opening up the sociology classroom to discussion of these topics validates students’ expertise on their own life-worlds. Teachers, in turn, gain insight from the goods, services, and cultural expectations that shape students’ lives. While innovative, the book has been carefully crafted to make it as useful and flexible as possible for instructors aiming to build core sociological foundations in a single semester. A map on pages ii–iii identifies core sociological concepts covered so that a traditional syllabus as well as individual lectures can easily be maintained. Theory, method, and active learning exercises in every chapter constantly encourage the sociological imagination as well as the "doing" of sociology.

Introduction to Sociology Group Activities

Author: Lori Ann Fowler
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495115564
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY GROUP ACTIVITIES WORKBOOK provides access to both online resources and ideas for group projects and ethical debates. With this workbook in your pocket, you will be sure to ace the class!

Sport Sociology

Author: Peter Craig
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473968070
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Any study of sport is incomplete without consideration of its social function and structures, its economic impacts both locally and globally, and its political dimension – particularly when used by nations for competitive gain. Sport Sociology provides a comprehensive overview for any student taking a course on the subject at college or university, including both established and emergent themes, from issues around power, diversity and consumerism through to newer topics such as the digital environment and climate change – both now covered in new individual chapters. Other chapters have been fully revised to include up-to-date literature and case studies, as well as new key terms and reflective tasks. A new ‘Key Thinker’ box feature included in each chapter introduces readers to an esteemed theorist relevant for the chapter topic to help link theoretical concepts to practice and offer up suggestive research directions for student assessment.

Sociology in Action

Author: David S. Hachen
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761986638
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sociology in Action is a highly practical introduction to interpreting and analyzing situations sociologically, which uses case studies to promote active learning of key thinking skills.

In the Trenches

Author: Maxine P. Atkinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780393918779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An extensive guidebook on teaching sociology, written by two recent recipients of the American Sociological Association Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

Active Learning

Author: Melvin L. Silberman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205178667
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents learning activities for the beginning and middle of a teaching session in a middle or secondary classroom, and features concluding exercises to encourage reflection, retention, and application.

Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education

Author: Anastasia Misseyanni
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787144887
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book focuses on selected best practices for effective active learning in Higher Education. Contributors present the epistemology of active learning along with specific case studies from different disciplines and countries. Discussing issues around ICTs, collaborative learning, experiential learning and other active learning strategies.

Sociology in Action

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506345891
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wake up your introductory sociology classes! Sociology in Action helps your students learn sociology by doing sociology. Sociology in Action will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to ignite their sociological imaginations. This innovative new text immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example. Each chapter explains sociology's key concepts and theories and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. You choose the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals.