Ghostsite: The Sociology Tutor

Every so often I chance upon web sites that have been started by teachers with what seems like a shed-load of initial enthusiasm. They create and distribute lots of free resources in a relatively short space of time and then suddenly just abandon their baby before it’s had a chance to really grow. One of […]

Theory Summaries

I was going to tack this on to one or other of my previous Knowledge Organiser posts but then thought better of it because it’s more a classroom presentation than an Organiser per se. Originally a 2019 PowerPoint Presentation by Colette Cradock (I’m assuming – that’s what the metadata says but whether she is the […]

Crime and Deviance Study Guides

The great Crime Clear-Out continues with 3 Study Guides that I probably half-inched at some point from the Queen Elizabeth High School Moodle site (which is okay because whoever put them there – along with some other crime-related bits-and-bobs that might be worth a butcher’s – seems to have got them from Greenhead College). From […]

Realism and Crime | Animated

The 4th and final (maybe for the time-being) animated crime film in the short series that includes versions of Strain Theory, Interactionism and Marxism, all presented in just 60 seconds. Realist approaches identifies a number of key ideas about this general orientation towards understanding crime, from its victim-centred focus to its emphasis on crime prevention […]

One-Minute Marxism and Crime | An Animated Film

While the main focus of our collective energies is on the day-to-day production of psychology and sociology films for the A-level / High School market across the globe, we like, from time-to-time, to have a little play around with different ideas and formats – one of which was the “Just-A-Minute” Crime films that you can […]

Family PowerPoints Bundle

This collection of PowerPoints for Families and Households comes from a variety of sources, only one of whom I know personally. Like all of the other Presentations, however, I know not from where it came. The Presentations cover a range of family-related issues and ideas, from different family perspectives, through the role of the family […]

Lessons In A Tube

A YouTube to be exact because this post reintroduces TheTeacherSociology Channel that I first posted about a couple of years ago in relation to their extensive range of (AQA) exam-help videos. TheTeacherSociology has recently expanded her repertoire – presumably in response to the current need for on-line teaching – to create a range of tutorials […]

Education: 4. Role and Function: 2. Marxism and Neo-Marxism

marxism For traditional Marxism the main role and function of education is cultural reproduction – a concept based on a different interpretation of secondary socialisation to that favoured by their Functionalist (Structural) counterparts. Althusser (1971), for example, argues the reproduction of capitalism involves each new generation being taught the knowledge and skills required in the […]

Theories of Self and Identity

This is quite a large (18 slide) PowerPoint Presentation, complete with a core list of lesson outcomes, covering personal and social identities and, in the main, perspectives on The Self and identity (Functionalist, Marxist and Interpretivist). While you may find the content useful I’m a bit more ambivalent about the “lesson outcomes” – not so […]

Crime and Deviance Resources

For some reason I seem to have collected quite a lot of crime and deviance resources that are just sitting-around taking up space on my hard drive when they could be doing something useful like helping students revise or teachers plan lessons. And from this intro you’ll probably have guessed that what follows is an […]