Sociological Imagination Drawing By Tanya Fisher
As an advocate of engaged pedagogy, I design assignments that encourage students to explore social issues through the personalized and creative mediums of art, technology, and storytelling. This page features some of the assignment submissions that I have received from students over the years.
As a PhD student at York University, I thrice assigned a "student choice" project in my role as Teacher's Assistant for Introduction to Sociology. For this project, I asked students to select a creative or personalized medium to explore at least one key course concept. These are some of the assignment submissions that I received. Featured painting: "Bifurcated Consciousness", by Leandrea Sanchez.
As a course instructor at Sheridan College, I assign a "Creative Sociological Imagination" project to students enrolled in Introduction to Sociology. Students are asked to select one creative medium to represent C. Wright Mills' sociological imagination, and to reflect on the experience. These are some of the creative pieces that I have received. Featured drawing: "The Seller", by Amritpal Singh.
As a PhD student at York University, I twice assigned a "student choice" project in my role as a TA for the third year course, Families and Social Change, where I asked students to choose a creative or personalized medium to explore at least one key course concept. These are some of the submissions that I have received. Featured image: Cover Page for Meme Essay on Bangladesh Families by Adri Ananya.
As a course instructor at Sheridan College, I taught the Cultural Studies course, Diverse Genders and Sexualities Around the World, in Fall 2023. For their final assignment, I asked students to use a creative medium to critically represent and personally explore course material. Featured Image: A painting of a photograph from Ka-Man Tse' photography series, Narrow Distances, by Brinda Jayesh Brahmbhatt.