Quality teaching in the social sciences

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Hunt, Lynne. 2013. "Quality teaching in the social sciences." Salter, Diane J. (ed.) Cases on quality teaching practices in higher education. Hershey, PA. United States. IGI Global. pp. 39-56
Chapter Title

Quality teaching in the social sciences

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2177
Book TitleCases on quality teaching practices in higher education
Authors
AuthorHunt, Lynne
EditorsSalter, Diane J.
Page Range39-56
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages18
Year2013
PublisherIGI Global
Place of PublicationHershey, PA. United States
ISBN9781466636613
9781466636620
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-3661-3.ch003
Web Address (URL)http://www.igi-global.com/book/cases-quality-teaching-practices-higher
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.

Keywordsstudent learning journey; cross-institutional planning; project management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390107. Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
390303. Higher education
390409. Learning sciences
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Byline AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Support Unit
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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