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Quality Teaching in the Social Sciences

Quality Teaching in the Social Sciences
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Author(s): Lynne Hunt (University of Southern Queensland, Australia & University of Western Australia, Australia)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 18
Source title: Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Diane J. Salter (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3661-3.ch003


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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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