Kolack, Shirley; Macdougall, John
May 1982
Humanity & Society;May82, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p162
Academic Journal
The article reviews techniques used for developing the sociological imagination among both students and non-sociological-fellow-Instructors, based on their experience focused on teaching techniques that cost nothing, and suggest ways to improve weekly small-group discussion sessions, led by individual instructors. Presently many sociologists are interested in inter-disciplinary teaching, such as working with scientists and engineers for the reason that many of the most urgent social issues of the late twentieth century seem to lie at the interface of social values and technological change and another more mundane motivation is that such collaboration will improve the career prospects of sociologists in an increasingly bleak job market. Since 1977, authors have been team-teaching with engineers and scientists in courses on Technology and Human Values at a largely technological, working-class state university. While teaching they constantly encountered the problem of what sociological concepts to teach, at what level of sophistication.


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