Teaching Sociology to International students | Collins Secondary

As an international teacher of Sociology, I am often asked what the biggest differences are when teaching the subject to non-British students. To a large degree, the challenges are the same, teenagers are teenagers the world over and the creativity, surliness, wit and an obsession with looking at their phone differs not, no matter where you are teaching. The biggest challenge however, comes in the verbal feedback and cultural references we often make as teachers.

5 years ago I was teaching in the UK at a college in Sussex that had made a connection with a school in Kyoto, around 15 students…

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