Quality teaching in the social sciences

Hunt, Lynne (2013) Quality teaching in the social sciences. In: Cases on quality teaching practices in higher education. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 39-56. ISBN 9781466636613

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Abstract

This chapter is about discipline-based teaching and students' active engagement in learning-by-doing. It notes threshold concepts in sociology, highlighting the development of critical thinking and academic study and research skills. It shows how student-centred, authentic learning pedagogy and a student learning journey perspective was applied to social science teaching, in particular, sociology, and offers practical examples of teaching strategies revealing the importance of curriculum alignment, planning, and reflective practice for university teachers and students.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright ©2013, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic form without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 05:19
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: student learning journey; cross-institutional planning; project management
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3661-3.ch003
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23854

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