I want to be the teacher that the kids remember not only because I was but but also because I taught them something and gave them a new way of critically looking at things. I think I'll be good at implementing the social learning theory because I enjoy being involved and if doing so if helpful to them then its another added bonus. I hope I can keep my ideas fresh and creative through the use of technology so I always keep the children interest and keep them motivated and wanting to learn more. I believe that if you can get a kid motivated to learn then you can find a way to teach them anything. I really think I am going to enjoy not only challenging the kids, but also challenging myself to keep finding ways to relate to each student and to get them interested and excited to learn.
Mills has coined the term "sociological imagination". A sociological imagination can be defined as an individual's ability to ''think ourselves away’ ‘differently to how we usually do on a daily basis, and instead look at it from a more unique point of view. Mills has created his definition of soci... ... middle of paper ... ... well as factors that form part of social groups. These factors are usually performed at a distance from the consumer. Our lives are influenced by the trading and transactions, and these factors are extremely important to sociologists.
Sociology is already an interesting topic I believe, because the subject is more relatable compared to other subjects. This class in particular introduced me to plenty of different views of certain topics. There were certain topics that I had a clue about before coming to the class, but there were more things that were put into perspective for me. The thought paper assignment helped me realize the way I think and also confirmed the way I feel about all of the interactions I have with people. Whether these feelings were positive or negative, through the thought papers as well as through the discussions in class, the way I think has changed.
Emphasis is placed on the comparison so the audience has a better understanding of the topic at hand. Comprehensibility is also valued within my sociology class; Professor Gordon assigns multiple readings each week which are associated with the topic being discussed in lecture. For instance, for the week of power and resistance there were three different readings that covered this topic. One reading was based on how power is measured and another was about social movements. Professor Gordon hoped that by reading about the multiple aspects of power and resistance students would comprehend the topic more thoroughly.
As we started Sociology Class six weeks ago, I never thought that I would gain so much information about how our society works. As we discussed many topics during these six weeks, Mr. Soto, our professor, explained the many conflicts and behaviors of people in society. This course also covered the scope of study that extends from concerns of local communities to the problems of mass society. Some topics of discussion and analysis included: the sociological perspective and research, groups and organizations, social class, social stratification, culture, status, roles, norms, deviance, race, gender, social institutions, social structure, and social problems. I, as well as my classmates, participated in a variety of individual and group discussion.
One of the main things that I have taken note of is that much of what I am learning in this course through research is being enhanced by studies we discuss in sociology. The topic “Students at Risk” is a very broad topic. In psychology class we study the behavioral and mental aspects of dealing with students who have difficulty performing in a structured classroom setting. However, in my sociology class, we touch more upon the environmental and societal effects that are common influences amongst students at risk. I have found that sociological theories are the basis for labeling those students who have been set up for failure.
I took this class originally because I am an Open Option student and I was considering a career in the social justice area. I had no clue how much this class would impact me, or how much it would cause me to solidify my future. I have said it before, but this class has taught me so much. This class has also been applying to my other classes. In my sociology class, we are talking about some of the same topics.
Because it was a collaborative writing project, I was able to benefit from my peers based on the skills they already had so I improved by permitting my peers to teach and help me through the use of their skills that they already possessed. It has allowed me to understand ways that my peers conduct their writing and observe their habits which endorsed me to develop new habits/practices that will benefit me in the long run. These habits and practices have allowed me to improve in ways that have helped me shape who I am as a
Social theory allows for sociologists to question all aspects of society and develop theories as to why certain human behaviors occur. Therefore, studying social theory helps to explain these theories and allows people to understand its importance. A great example of this understanding would be with Emile Durkheim’s theory of The Division of Labor in Society. This theory creates an insight on how modern society is not held together by people’s similarities but rather though the division of labor. According to the textbook, Sociological Theory, “it is the division of labor itself that pulls people together by forcing them to be dependent on each other, and that the economic services that it can render are insignificant compared with the moral effect that it produces and its true function is to create between two or more people a feeling of solidarity” (Ritzer & Siepnisky, 2011, p. 85).
For instance, the Kohlberg’s Moral Dilemmas that talks about the man name Mr. Heinz. It is a sociologist job to talk with individuals such as Mr. Heinz and to come up with a suggestion as to what he was thinking while taking the actions he took and to what have he learned from making those choices that he did. However, it is up to the sociologists to decide whether this is a pre conventional, conventional, or post conventional dilemma. Results of any situation as this one can really affect the person as to how they will think or act later on in life. The field that I would like to... ... middle of paper ... ...anding of communicating with others.