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American Sociological Association: Teaching Resources
Teaching and Learning Resources
ASA Digital Library of Teaching and Learning Materials
TRAILS:Teaching Resources and Innovations Library of Sociology. Explore and subscribe to TRAILS, an online resource for finding and publishing innovative teaching and learning materials. Read more about TRAILS
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Teaching Resources for High School and Introductory Sociology
The purpose of this website is to freely share the curriculum designed by the 2001 ASA Task Force on High School Sociology for a college-level high school sociology course, as well as general resources to assist in the teaching and learning of Intro to Sociology.
Introsocsite: A collection of teaching and learning resources for Introduction to Sociology
Teaching Sociology (a quarterly journal)
Teaching Sociology publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline's teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues. Notes focus on specific teaching issues or techniques. The general intent is to share theoretically stimulating and practically useful information and advice with teachers. Formats include full-length articles; notes of 10 pages or less; interviews, review essays; reviews of books, films, videos, and software; and conversations. Read more information about Teaching Sociology.
Curriculum Development Publications
Curriculum Development Publications cover a wide range of topics ranging from best practices for undergraduate programs to developing graduate student instructor programs, from assessment to distance learning.
Full listing of Curriculum Development Publications
White Papers and Web Links
Assessment tools for bachelors and masters programs in sociology
Teaching Techniques Series
The Teaching Technique Series focuses on approaches to teaching and learning that foster key goals or respond to specific teaching environments--independent of the specific course content. Look here for guidance on teaching large classes, using Vygotsky's theory of scaffolding to increase student learning, creating learning environments that foster diversity, and more. Full listing of publications in the Teaching Techniques Series.
Teaching with Data
TeachingWithData.org is a portal where faculty can find resources and ideas to reduce the challenges of bringing real data into post-secondary classes. Using real data engages students in the content of a course, connects them to the empirical base of the discipline, builds their quantitative reasoning abilities.
Section on Teaching and Learning
The purpose of the Section on Teaching and Learning is to provide a professional outlet for improving the teaching of sociology from the high school through graduate level. It encourages and facilitates innovative and effective pedagogy and research.
"If you teach, you belong."
Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum
These resources are designed to help sociology faculty teach professional ethics at every level from Introduction to Sociology to graduate courses. The resources consist of cases, discussion questions, an annotated bibliography, and web links. Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum is a project of the ASA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) and the ASA Task Force on Teaching Ethics Throughout the Sociology Curriculum.
Full listing of resources in Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum.