TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
Below are a number of Ted Talks relevant to your Sociology studies. All of these can be found on YouTube.
Society and Sociology in General
- Gender Roles in Society
- The end of Social Sciences.
- What are sociologists for?
- The Wisdom of Sociology
- How economic Inequality harms societies.
- Do schools kill creativity
- Every Kid needs a champion
- Bring on the learning revolution
- Individualisation, failure and fun
- What if students controlled their own learning?
- What kids wish their teacher knew.
- Homeschooling makes me happy.
- Purpose of education
- Paper Towns and why learning is awesome
- What if Finland’s great teachers taught in your school?
- Are qualifications worth it?
Family and Households
- The future of families.
- Fusion families
- the Myth of broken families
- Uninventing the modern family
- I don’t want children, stop telling me I will change my mind.
- Do kids think of sperm donors as family.
- Marriage 2.0
- The real effects of single parents families.
Crime and Deviance
- Living in a surveillance state.
- A vision of crimes in the future
- Lessons from Death Row inmates.
- Why education not punishment is a solution to reducing crime.
- Focus on places, not people to prevent crime.
- Global criminal network.
- We are all criminals
- Cyber Crime isn’t about computers but about behaviour.
- My son the Columbine shooter.
- We need to talk about prison.
Beliefs in Society
- Atheism 2.0
- Science V God
- I grew up in a cult.. it was heaven and hell.
- My failed mission to find God
- What Islam really says about women.
- Understanding religious roots.
- Religious Roots
- Can God and Science share the same space?
- It’s time to reclaim religion.
- Is religion good or bad?