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Frank, Anna M.; Froese, Rebecca; Hof, Barbara C.; Scheffold, Maike I. E.; Schreyer, Felix; Zeller, Mathias; Rödder, Simone – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
The ability to conduct interdisciplinary research is crucial to address complex real-world problems that require the collaboration of different scientific fields, with global warming being a case in point. To produce integrated climate-related knowledge, climate researchers should be trained early on to work across boundaries and gain an…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Climate, Experiential Learning
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Kirakosian, Katie; McLaurin, Virginia; Speck, Cary – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
In this article, we discuss how adding a final film project to a revised "Culture through Film" course led to deeper student learning and higher rates of student success, as well as increased student satisfaction. Ultimately, we urge social science educators to include experiential projects in their courses that connect to all learning…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Films, Academic Achievement
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Limoncelli, Stephanie A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
The increasing internationalisation of social science curricula in undergraduate education along with the growth of service-learning has provided new opportunities to join the two. This article offers a refection and discussion of service-learning with placements in international nongovernmental organisations (INGOs), drawing from its application…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Service Learning, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Study
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Dodge, Jennifer; Holtzman, Richard; van Hulst, Merlijn; Yanow, Dvora – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
The "interpretive turn" has gained traction as a research approach in recent decades in the empirical social sciences. While the contributions of interpretive research and interpretive research methods are clear, we wonder: Does an interpretive perspective lend itself to--or even demand--a particular style of teaching? This question was…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Interpretive Skills, Social Sciences
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Maghbouleh, Neda; Childress, Clayton; Alamo-Pastrana, Carlos – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Marx's critique of capitalism remains foundational to the university social science curriculum yet little is known about how instructors teach Marx. In post-industrial, service-oriented economies, students are also increasingly disconnected from the conditions of industrial capitalism that animate Marx's analysis. Inspired by the discussion of how…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Social Systems, Social Sciences, Role Playing
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Mills, David; Paulson, Julia – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
Recent research on doctoral education in the U.K. has revealed the increasing number and diversity of academic relationships that shape the lives of research students, and students' own role in activating, mobilising and maintaining these relationships. Higher education policy reforms promoting doctoral "skills training",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervision
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Carrico, Kevin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
How can we as educators address complex and controversial topics in the social sciences without encouraging simplistic responses and self-reproducing binary oppositions? Drawing upon an ethnographic analysis of a first-year writing seminar on the history of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, this article proposes novel approaches to overcome…
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Culture, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Sciences
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Morrison, Emory; Rudd, Elizabeth; Nerad, Maresi – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
In this article, we analyse findings of the largest, most comprehensive survey of the career paths of social science PhD graduates to date, "Social Science PhDs--Five+Years Out (SS5)". "SS5" surveyed more than 3,000 graduates of U.S. PhD programmes in six social science fields six to ten years after earning their PhD. The…
Descriptors: Careers, Tenure, Females, Social Sciences
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Simpson, Bob; Humphrey, Robin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
In the training of doctoral researchers in the use of qualitative research methods, considerable effort goes into preparation for fieldwork and the collection of data. Rather less attention, however, goes into what happens when they have collected their data and begin to make sense of it. In particular, relatively little attention has been paid to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Social Scientists
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Smith, Michael – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
Many disciplines in the social sciences and humanities can offer profound insights into what it means to be human. History, however, encompasses the totality of human experience: economics, politics, philosophy, art, ethics, sociology, science--all of it becomes part of history eventually. Therefore, the opportunities for incorporating…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Social Sciences, Service Learning, Honors Curriculum
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Goodman, Roger – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
This article looks at current university reforms in Japan through two slightly different social science prisms: how social science methodologies and theories can help us understand those reforms better and how social science teaching in universities will be affected by the current reform processes. (Contains 3 tables and 7 notes.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Sciences, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Greenwood, Davydd J.; Levin, Morten – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
The core argument is that social science must re-examine its mission and praxis in order to be a significant player in future higher education. This article reviews the results and prospects arising from a four-year international project. Originating in Greenwood and Levin's concern about the social sciences, the project, funded by the Ford…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Sciences, Social Scientists
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Lindsay, Jo – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
Contemporary undergraduate courses in research methods are challenging to teach because of the wide scope of the subject matter, limited student contact hours and the complexity of supervising research projects undertaken by novices. Focus group assignments within class offer an interesting and enjoyable way for students to develop and apply…
Descriptors: Assignments, Methods Courses, Social Science Research, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Burnett, Judith; Cudworth, Erika – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
This article explores the critical pedagogical issues that emerge when attempting to develop active citizenship among undergraduates as an integral part of the student experience. It presents part of the findings from a C-SAP-funded project (Gifford et al. 2006) that we undertook with a partner higher education institution. This article explores…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Citizenship, Adult Education, Social Sciences