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ERIC Number: EJ1104882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
Alienating Students: Marxist Theory in Action
Thiele, Megan; Pan, Yung-Yi Dian; Molina, Devin
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v9 n1 p4-28 Spr 2016
Karl Marx's revolutionary call, "Workers of the World Unite," resonates with many in today's society. This article describes and assesses an easily reproducible classroom activity that simulates both alienating, and perhaps more importantly, non-alienating states of production as described by Marx. This hands-on learning activity gives students the opportunity to experience and process these divergent states. In reflecting, students connect their classroom experience to societal forces surrounding wage labour. A quasi-experimental design implemented across eight sociology classes at two U.S. university campuses--one two-year and one four-year college--points to the effectiveness of the activity. Evidence suggests that students are better able to grasp Marx's theory of alienation, retain the knowledge over time and apply it to their own lives with this experiential learning activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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