Working Internationally

This resource from the Department for Education is designed to help students to understand the relative nature of time, and how this affects working in an international environment.

Students are required to record the time in different time zones on the provided worksheet. They then consider some of the consequences of one time zone stretching across a considerable geographic space (Paris to Warsaw or the single state of China) or having different time zones within one country (the US uses five different time zones). Working in groups, students discuss how companies operating on international markets can overcome some of the problems caused by different time zones and also list careers which entail international communication skills and the organisation of international events. Students provide their feedback to other groups in the form of a poster, also indicating a link to the subject of mathematics.

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