ISBN-10:
0393918777
ISBN-13:
2900393918778
Pub. Date:
07/31/2015
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
In the Trenches: Teaching and Learning Sociology

In the Trenches: Teaching and Learning Sociology

by Maxine P Atkinson
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    ISBN-13: 2900393918778
    Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
    Publication date: 07/31/2015
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 368
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Dr. Maxine P. Atkinson is Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University and an NC State TH!NK Faculty Fellow. As a member of the American Sociological Association’s Departmental Resource Group, she conducts curriculum reviews and teaching workshops. She specializes in teaching graduate students to teach and work with first-year undergraduates. Maxine has published extensively on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

    Dr. Kathleen S. Lowney is Professor of Sociology at Valdosta State University and Fellow-in-Residence at Valdosta State’s IDEA Center (Innovative Designs for Enhancing the Academy). She specializes in teaching large-section Introduction to Sociology courses, and has published nearly thirty manuscripts on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. https://kathleenslowney.wordpress.com/

    Table of Contents

    Introduction xv

    Section 1 Course Development

    1 Learning Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes 3

    2 Syllabus Construction 17

    3 How Much Content to Cover 29

    Section 2 Day-To-Day Life in the Classroom

    4 Choosing Teaching Techniques 45

    5 Constructing a Lecture 55

    6 Active Learning 65

    7 Inquiry-Guided Learning 75

    8 The Importance of Writing for Learning 83

    9 Guiding Discussion 97

    10 Critical Thinking 109

    11 First-Day Activities 119

    12 Teaching Failures 127

    Section 3 Assessments, Grading, and Evaluations

    13 Measuring Student Learning 143

    14 Grading 165

    15 Class Evaluations 181

    16 Assessing Your Program 193

    Section 4 Twenty-First-Century Pedagogy

    17 Teaching And Technology 217

    18 Making Your Course Accessible to All Students 235

    19 How to Teach Large Classes 255

    Section 5 Building Your Career as a Teacher-Scholar

    29 The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 277

    21 Creating Your Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Portfolio 287

    22 What the Best Sociology Professors Do 297

    References 315

    Credits 333

    Index 335

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