Secondary School Tips for Starting a Sociology Club

Aduwo Ayodele

October 2020 | Edited November 2020

This article is an applicable guideline for those who have come to pull time and energy together to form what can be called a sociology club, which primarily is for students in High Schools or Secondary Schools, depending on what it is called in various countries in the world.

What is a School Club or Hub?

In High Schools today, there are framed up, special classes purposely innovated to maximize learners mindset. They are practical classes.  These reality classes are straightly called clubs or otherwise “hub.” They are advanced avenues that build learners’ minds in the core values of such a club. It is important to also understand that such a club is responsible to work within its stipulated objectives in order to be able to actualize its laid down goals on its members, who are the students from different class range.

One special fact about a school club is that it gives teachers, who finally become motivators or coordinators of the club’s activities, the better opportunity to relate with their students in building learners in the line of their interest.  

What is a Sociology Club?

A Sociology Club is an affective club. It consists of a group of students with similar interests, who have come to love and prioritize a habitable social environment. 

 

This group of students is such that is ready to identify social issues and proffer applicable solution. They look out for social problems and create resolution, using the right technique or method. They learn from skilled sociologists, who are invited occasionally to share points, which lead them into social discussions. This skilled sociologist can chair a debate and demonstrate a project or lecture. The students, more importantly, explore problems and places and do extensive research. They read books that explain nature or the non-material aspects of life that conjoins together to make the human environment what it is.

The Facilitator or Instructor

The activities of a sociology club are coordinated or supervised by an instructor or facilitator. The facilitator and the instructor work hand in hand to ensure that the vision and objectives of the club are actualized. The facilitator is usually the social studies teacher or any other related subject teacher whose class content is centered around society.

Facilitators play the lead role in the formation of sociology club. They have the sole responsibility to ensure that the club stands and they do so by gathering interested students or those observed to be lovers of change. A facilitator is also a simplifier who works to comb the students, who will bring members of the club together regardless of individual differences.

The facilitator should be a person who understands the vision of the club. They must be a fair listener, problem solver, research enthusiast and lover of their filed who can eventually multitask. 

A sociology club facilitator must always represent the interest of the club. Facilitators must be good communicators who can clearly demonstrate their own love towards sociology to get the club approved by the school Administrators. Approval can be effectively received by writing a comprehensive letter that entails the vision, mission and core values of what the club would be.

A facilitator works with an instructor or instructors. The instructor is usually a person of sociology profile who visits the club or attends the club meeting only by invitation. Instructors are expected to be highly skilled in using their sociological means to solve social problems, doing this through any of the following ways: evaluating the club members observation, giving team assignment, using graphs and chart, and employing the use of media. 

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Sociology Hub Members

Sociology club members are students from a wide range of classes. It is essential to know that this form of club can only be productive among high school students. They are the basic unit of the club, the same as cells in our body.

Members are the ready-to-work students. They engage in research, do collective observation, juxtapose opinions, learn, explore and participate in group discussions.

The common Objectives of a Sociology club

  • Contributing positively to the society.

  • Exposing students’ minds to bigger concepts and issues in the society.

  • Solving societal problems by giving young minds better opportunity to challenge it.

  • Utilizing past experiences.

  • Bringing nature closer to man.

  • Maximizing humanity

  • Minimizing societal ills.

  • Exploring people, places, culture and the interdependence of them all.

Following this simply guide, I hope those of your in high school or secondary school settings may explore the opportunity of forming a sociology club!

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