Sociological Perspective, Identity Crisis and Educational Practice

Rajan, Vijitha (2022) Sociological Perspective, Identity Crisis and Educational Practice. Doing Sociology.

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The very nature of sociological imagination is that it unsettles our everyday beliefs and practices. Sociological imagination questions our common sense (Madan, 2019), and its unexamined and unconscious roots (Deshpande, 2003) and helps us see how ‘things are not what they seem’ (Berger, 1963). Its task and promise are to ‘grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society’ (Mills, 2000, p.6). Therefore, it exposes social structures in their most naked forms and the complex ways in which these structures shape and are shaped by human actions. One of the aims of having sociology as a core course for Post Graduate students of Education here at Azim Premji University is to utilize this capacity of sociology to understand questions of education.

Item Type: Newspaper Article
Authors: Rajan, Vijitha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sociological Perspective, Identity Crisis, Educational Practice education, Identity, Sociological Imagination
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Social processes
Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
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