That was me up there: teaching The Sociology of Everyday Life through research

de la Fuente, Eduardo, McKenzie, Jordan, Bereny, Katey, Carlisle, Erin, and Sharrad, Tamika (2013) That was me up there: teaching The Sociology of Everyday Life through research. In: Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference. pp. 1-15. From: TASA 2013: Australian Sociological Association Conference, 25-28 November 2013, Caulfield East, VIC, Australia.

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This article explores the introductory course "The Sociology of Everyday Life" at Flinders University, where the students engage in the sociological understanding of the "taken for granted" through research. In doing so, students shift between researchers and subjects, and illuminate the sociological meanings latent in the survey data collated. In engaging students in research tasks, students are able to connect concepts and theories to their own lived experience. Such tasks are situated within a student-centered approach to curriculum and student learning. However, using findings of the survey to shape future course design raises some sociological dilemmas: what does everyday life mean to different social actors, who are actively constructing their social reality amongst the pressures of institutions and late modernity? What then are the implications for teaching and learning sociology?

Item ID: 40500
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-91126-7
Keywords: everyday life; sociology; everyday aesthetics; pedagogy;
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 05:13
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 50%
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