AbstractStudents often enter sociology courses with preconceived ideas about mental health and illness, due to these preconceived notions, understanding the differences between sociological and psychological approaches to mental health can be difficult for students to grasp. The object of this in class assignment is to engage students with specific examples...
- Subject Area(s):
- Mental Health
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesThis activity utilizes think-pair-share technique of learning. The think-pair-share learning technique utilizes students working individually on a task for a specified time period. After students completed the individual portion, they meet with other students to discuss the assignment and then the groups can share information with the entire class...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to identify, distinguish, and utilize sociological and psychological perspectives on mental illness.
- Students will be better able to discuss both sociological and psychological perspectives on mental illness.
- This goal will be assessed through the students’ ability to identify examples of the various perspectives that are present within the documentary.
- This goal will be assessed through the students’ ability to teach one another about their assigned theory in a group setting.