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Author Greenwood, Nancy A.

Title First contact : teaching and learning in introductory sociology / Nancy A. Greenwood and Jay R. Howard
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 170 pages)
Contents Rethinking sociology -- Discovering your student : what does the research say? : rationale for finding out about your students -- What do you want your students to learn? : course content and objectives -- Tools of the trade : the textbook -- Tools of the trade : the syllabus -- Classroom techniques : the lecture -- Getting students to talk : leading better discussions -- Making contact the first day and everyday -- Faculty development : improving teaching and learning in introductory sociology -- The importance of first contact in introductory sociology -- Appendix: resources for teaching and learning in introductory sociology
Summary The Introduction to Sociology course is usually the first contact that students have with the discipline of sociology. This course can determine whether students take other sociology courses or learn to use sociology in their lives as adults and citizens. First Contact identifies important issues facing instructors in introducing students to the sociological imagination. Drawing on the literature of teaching and learning in sociology and higher education more broadly, First Contact providesan overview of the scholarship of teaching and learning, best practices, and other essential information .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Sociology -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Howard, Jay R.
ISBN 1442212381 (electronic)
9781442212381 (electronic)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)