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About Sociology

Sociology has become a central component of multi-disciplinary teaching, learning and research.

Teaching Sociology

Threshold Learning Outcomes

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Teaching Sociology

To start off the discussion about teaching sociology, I thought it would be good to interview Professor Evan Willis from La Trobe University. Evan teaches on a number of campuses including the metropolitan Bundoora campus in Melbourne as well as the Bendigo, Mildura and Wodonga campuses.

The reference is E. Willis and E. Burns 2011 ‘The empty shops project: Developing rural students’ sociological insight’ Teaching sociology 39(1): 27-41.

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Roger Wilkinson
TASA Multi Media Manager

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Teaching Sociology Publications

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