Tag Archive for ‘teaching’

On Teaching Theory

This short exchange with Michael Burawoy offers some thought-provoking reflections on teaching social theory. He identifies the major traditions of teaching theory within American sociology, before outlining his own ethnographic approach: The Survey: surveying extracts from a comprehensive range of social theorists, each… Read More ›

Review of the Critical Pedagogy Reader

Critical Pedagogy as an educational philosophy refers to education that advocates the liberation of oppressed communities through developing a critical consciousness among teachers and students so that they are able to critically interrogate the inter-relationships between culture, economics, ideology and… Read More ›

The Facebook Project

* In my Introductory Sociology course, It’s Not Rocket Science, students create faux Facebook profiles of people who are their exact social opposite, then interact with one another for ten weeks, (as well as observe and analyze these interactions), finally… Read More ›

The Opposite of Crush

Once, in my Introductory Sociology course, I gave a lecture about social oppression. It was fairly abstract. I didn’t talk about any specific kind of social oppression, like gender oppression or racial oppression or sexual oppression. I just talked about… Read More ›