Sociology game show tests participants' knowledge of introductory sociological concepts, helps in reviewing for exams, and allows users to have fun doing it!
Type of Material:
You need Flash 5, but there are instructions for downloading it.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The main purpose of this website is to provide students with a review of basic sociological concepts commonly discussed in introduction to sociology courses. It can be used to review for exams and tests.
Target Student Population:
Students mostly being introduced to sociology.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic sociological concepts. Certain specific texts need to have been read prior.
This is an easy to use website that provides a review of sociological concepts in an interactive (Jeopardy) format. Entertaining to use.
This is good format for reviewing. This is at the lowest end of Bloom's taxonomy. It doesn't demonstrate understanding or critical thinking about the material.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This game can be easily incorporated into course assignments as a review or in an in-class group competition. It is a clear review tool for recall and effective in its coverage of a variety of subfields.
Relies on the student to have integrity in answering before clicking for the answer. Also is only for memory work, no higher order thinking required. Most introductory texts provide students with online review resources such as quizzes and games which instructors use for review purposes.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Students will be encouraged to review because of the gamelike format.
Some of the "facts" are out of date.
Other Issues and Comments:
This site was copyrighted by a textbook company in 2001. It assumes you will be using their texts. There is no indication of regularity of updates.
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