Critique and sociology : towards a new understanding of teaching as an integral part of sociological work
Simbuerger, Elisabeth. (2010) Critique and sociology : towards a new understanding of teaching as an integral part of sociological work. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, Vol.3 (No.1). ISSN 1756-848XFull text not available from this repository.
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This paper aims to shed light on teaching as an integral part of sociological work. The aim of sociologists to contribute to critical inquiry can be traced back to Enlightenment ideas. Based on empirical findings from my doctoral research on the self-understanding of sociologists, I will argue that teaching does not receive the attention it deserves as a way of living the critical traditions within sociology. In spite of decreasing readerships for a rapidly rising number of academic publications, research is better rewarded than teaching. Notwithstanding teaching having been structurally devalued, my research suggests that teaching seems to play a far more significant role in the self-understanding of sociologists.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Other > Institute of Advanced Study
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences|
|Publisher:||University of Birmingham Press|
|Official Date:||July 2010|
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