Team Work Makes The Dream Work
The Year 12 Society and Culture students have been busy unpacking China via a range of sociological lenses to deepen their thinking and understanding around the social and cultural continuities, as well as changes, over time in the country.
In examining the key question of whether all change is necessarily progress and how China has sought to manage change at the macro, meso and micro levels of society, students investigated the Hukou system (a system of household registration for population management purposes) and explored the push and pull factors that influence rural to urban migration in China.
Students were given two simple prompts and invited to develop and build upon these with their own ideas, thoughts and questions. They were also encouraged to add to, extend and/or challenge the ideas put forth by their peers which saw some deep, meaningful discussions taking place.
This activity served as both a learning and revision exercise, linked to various syllabus dot points, which allowed students to leverage upon the combined knowledge and expertise of the group in a structured yet supportive environment.
This activity exemplified the AISM educational ethos, which is one that promotes active student engagement and fosters collaborative practice in recognition of the diverse abilities of our students as well as the collective value of their unique perspectives and life experiences when brought into the classroom setting.
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