Title

Towards a Video Pedagogy: A Video Typology with Learning Goals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Teaching Sociology

Volume Number

42

Issue Number

3

DOI

10.1177/0092055X14524962

Abstract

Given the massive volume of course-relevant videos now available on the Internet, this article outlines a pedagogy to facilitate the instructional employment of such materials. First, we describe special features of streaming media that have enabled their use in the classroom. Next, we introduce a typology comprised of six categories (conjuncture, testimony, infographic, pop fiction, propaganda, and détournement). We define properties of each video type and the strengths of each type in meeting specific learning goals common to sociology instruction. We conclude by discussing the importance of a video pedagogy for helping instructors to employ video more consciously and efficiently.

ISSN

0092-055X

First Page

196

Last Page

206

Link Out URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/0092055X14524962

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