First Contact: Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology

First Contact: Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology

by Nancy A. Greenwood, Jay R. Howard
     
 

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First Contact walks the instructor through the course design and execution process for the Introductory Sociology or the first course in sociology. It is an invaluable resource for new instructors in sociology, graduate students learning how to teach, seasoned professors who want to refresh their courses, but also administrators who review and evaluate these

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First Contact walks the instructor through the course design and execution process for the Introductory Sociology or the first course in sociology. It is an invaluable resource for new instructors in sociology, graduate students learning how to teach, seasoned professors who want to refresh their courses, but also administrators who review and evaluate these courses.

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Diane L. Pike
First Contact has a clear focus on teaching Introductory Sociology effectively: the writing is cogent, the organization is thoughtful, and the research on teaching and learning is sound and deep. A carefully constructed primer that will be valuable in the field as a whole, this book should probably be required in every PhD granting program.
Carol A. Jenkins
Fully grounded in the sociological, pedagogical literature and SoTL, Greenwood and Howard have developed an insightful and practical resource for effectively communicating an introduction to sociology. First Contact is a welcomed and much needed resource for use in graduate level teaching pro-seminars, departmental faculty colloquiums, adjunct orientations, in-service training for dual enrollment high school teachers of sociology, and the professional development of anyone fortunate enough to teach introduction to sociology.
Caroline Hodges Persell
First Contact beautifully frames the teaching of Introductory Sociology. Nancy Greenwood and Jay Howard cover all the important issues-getting to know your students, deciding what and how to teach, how to begin, and how to assess what they've learned. They skillfully draw on their extensive knowledge of relevant research, while gracefully illustrating issues with examples from their own teaching. It is highly readable, informative, and valuable for both beginning and experienced teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742528987
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,228,445
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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