Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Key Ideas and Concepts

Key Ideas and Concepts

Sociology students come from a variety of different backgrounds – educational and otherwise. It may be that you have learners who have been fortunate enough to study the subject at GCSE or as part of another level 2 course. If this is the case, they will already have a grasp of some of the key debates within the discipline, for example 'what makes us human?' Regardless of the specification followed, it is often a good idea to spend a couple of weeks or lessons going over some key ideas and concepts. In some centres, the first few weeks of the term may very well be a period of transition when students are still making final choices on their curriculum. With this in mind, lessons on such introductory work help to minimise the amount of work missed for late-arriving students.

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