I got requested to write a response to my culture lesson a month ago. I'm finally getting around to it. At the start of the class was an activity where students stood to the right of the class if they agreed with a statement and on the left if they did not. A fellow expat/teacher/blogger called Meg warned me that Chinese students were prone to the herding effect, which means they would all stand at one side of the class. Fortunately, this didn't happen. The lesson itself was a little difficult to teach because using a projector to show the slides stifled discussion. It would have been better to print hand-outs and break up the class into small groups. To end the lesson, I asked the following questions:
- Was Susan (the British-born Chinese girl) British or Chinese?
- Where should a BBC live?