Teaching

Blog posts and resources relating to teaching social sciences.

Crying laptop

MOOCS: Veni, Vidi, Meh!

David Glance argues that the university-shaking predictions once routinely made for massive open online courses have been borne out.

5 years ago
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Wilhelm von Humboldt

What Do Sociology Students Read?

Just as scholarship now is more and more about the generation of economic benefits, for many studying is now less about ‘reading for a degree’ than about ‘getting a degree,’ suggests Daniel Nehring.

5 years ago
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Walter Wyckoff

Return to Planet Quantophrenia

Robert Dingwall argues that numeracy and and a grasp of quantitative method of course have a place in the education of a social scientist, but they shouldn’t be the only skills in the graduate’s quiver. How about he ability to walk around, for one?

5 years ago
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Quantophrenia

Quantophrenia is Back in Town

Many social scientists find themselves members of a cult of quantification, argues Robert Dingwall, in love with numbers for their own sake even when those numbers produce no useful knowledge.

5 years ago
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Performative Social Science?

The arts can have a role in both conducting social science and in getting into the hands of the wider community, argues Kip Jones, and should be in the quiver of research methods. Plus, it takes a step away from using PowerPoint!

6 years ago
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