Useful Videos for Teaching Theory and Methods
Theory and Methods can be one of the more challenging topics for students to understand, as the ideas can be incredibly abstract. In many ways students are also examining key political, economical and philosophical aspects within the sociology course.
And this is where videos can be incredibly handy!
The BBC online archives are a treasure trove of resources, either for in class teaching and learning or for students to watch at home, including this one about Max Weber.
The BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ video series utilises some fantastic animations (voiced by the likes of Stephen Fry, Gillian Anderson to name a couple) and key ideas that could help students visualise some of those important concepts related to Theory and Methods. The series contains nearly 50 videos with other notable ones reviewing:
- Karl Marx - Alienation
- Karl Popper – Falsification
- Erving Goffmann – Self
- Max Weber – The Protestant Ethic
A full video list can also be found on the 'A History Of Ideas' YouTube playlist.