Teaching with Sociological Imagination in Higher and Further Education

Contexts, Pedagogies, Reflections

Editors: Matthews, Christopher R., Edgington, Ursula, Channon, Alex (Eds.)

  • Provides practical examples from international perspectives on teaching social science in various post-compulsory contexts
  • Presents a broad spectrum of practical examples of teaching and learning from experienced practitioners and researchers 
  • Includes chapters from a broad range of international contributors
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This book uses research and personal stories from university lecturers to explore pedagogical strategies that illuminate how students’ minds can be ‘switched on’ in order to unlock their extraordinary potential. It presents diverse ways to create inspiring learning environments, in chapters written by internationally respected experts in the broad field of the social sciences. 

Each author illustrates how – through their unique teaching philosophies and practices – they seek to enhance students’ experiences and promote their critical thinking, learning and development. The respective chapters provide conceptual arguments, personal insights and practical examples from a broad range of classrooms, demonstrating various ways in which students’ sociological imagination can be brought to life. 

As such, the book is both practical and theoretical, and is primarily aimed at educators working in both higher and further education institutions who wish to develop their understanding of classroom pedagogy as well as gain practical ideas for teaching and learning in the social sciences.


About the authors

Christopher R. Matthews is a senior lecturer and course leader at the University of Brighton, UK. He teaches on a variety of modules which explore introductions to the social sciences, research methods, gender, physical cultures, social theory, deviancy and globalisation. His research has primarily focused on understanding the conjunction between gender, sexuality and sport. More recently he has developed his theoretical contribution within a project examining the rearticulation of men’s power in the workplace.

Ursula Edgington is currently an international freelance teacher and researcher based in New Zealand. She had a fifteen-year career in various commercial-sector jobs in England before seizing an opportunity to pursue her passion for teaching. Ursula’s educational and research efforts are chiefly connected to issues of social justice. Her specialist areas are sociology of emotions, creative assessment strategies and enhancing student-centred learning. Ursula’s published academic work addresses topics ranging from aspects of emotional labour in teaching and learning, to the use of innovative research methodologies.

Alex Channon is a senior lecturer in physical education and sport studies at the University of Brighton, UK.  He has taught at a number of UK-based higher education institutions, and is a specialist in the social, historical and political aspects of physical education and sport.  Alex’s previous research has centred on the sociological study of martial arts and combat sports, as well as gender and sexuality issues in sport.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Class Talk: Discussing Social Class with English Undergraduates and Sixth-Formers

    Ainley, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Inclusion in Education: ‘A Piggy Back Will Do?’

    Arkwright, James

    Pages 19-37

  • Learning Cultures, Reflexivity and Creative Subversion

    James, David

    Pages 39-53

  • Breaking the Silence: Critical Race Theory in Pedagogy and Practice

    Webb, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 55-73

  • Sociology, Inequality and Teaching in Higher Education – A Need to Reorient Our Critical Gaze Closer to Home?

    Hinton-Smith, Tamsin

    Pages 75-90

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6725-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6724-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching with Sociological Imagination in Higher and Further Education
Book Subtitle
Contexts, Pedagogies, Reflections
Editors
  • Christopher R. Matthews
  • Ursula Edgington
  • Alex Channon
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6725-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6725-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6724-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 illustrations in colour
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