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Interactive Note Taking: Understanding Erving Goffman and Dramaturgy
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Note Taking

How to Cite

Yarosh, Jerrod. 2024. “Interactive Note Taking: Understanding Erving Goffman and Dramaturgy”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, May. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Students engage in an in-class learning experience where they work through a structured note taking activity that allows them to be introduced, learn, apply, and review course material related to Erving Goffman and Dramaturgy. The general idea is that students are given a handout with a blank person outline and associated content areas to take notes...

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Subject Area(s):
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems, Social Psychology
Resource Type(s):
Assignment, Class Activity, PowerPoint
Class Level(s):
College 100, College 200, High School
Class Size(s):

Usage Notes

Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Students will be able to:
    1. Identify core concepts of Erving Goffman and Dramaturgy.
  2. Students will be able to:
    2. Express through speech/words/drawings their understanding of concepts.
  3. Students will be able to:
    3. Review fellow classmates work to enhance their learning.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Assessment of student learning and meeting the learning objectives occurs primarily through in-class discussion and review as well as instructor evaluation of handouts.

    • Instructors can collect the handout at the end of class and review to see if students have the correct definitions and have applied the content correctly to their occupation...

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