Today was my last seminar for the BSc unit Education & Society. I was a tutor for the unit, which consisted of leading a seminar group for 10 weeks and giving an interactive lecture in the middle. I’ve not taught undergraduates before and have been impressed at the level of debate in seminars! Each week two students present key readings which we then critique as a group. The readings are typically anchored in sociology of education and revolve around issues of social justice, which we found to be a controversial concept! I’ll miss the gang, but look forward to marking exam papers and assignments after Christmas to see how debates have fed into assessed work.
Next semester I’ll be teaching a year 1 unit (Education, Schooling, & Diversity) so it will be interesting to see how the newer students get on. Watch this space!