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Challenging Stereotypes

Released: 13.05.16

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The University hosted a stimulating and insightful Challenging Stereotypes Conference for all primary and secondary teachers.

As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, the University again hosted its stimulating and insightful Challenging Stereotypes Conference for all primary and secondary teachers. 

Hosted by the Teacher Education Department, the conference took place at the end of April 2016. Having run for several years for final year B.Ed. students, Postgraduate and School Direct trainees, this was the second year it was opened up to include teaching professionals as an informative and interesting day, exploring key issues affecting everyone in schools. 

There were a range of workshops to provide insight into diverse issues that may affect children at home and school. Discussions were designed to challenge individuals' understanding and explore ways teachers can support children and young people in school. 

Workshops that took place were:

  • Sexualities Equality and Challenging Homophobia - Mark Jennett
  • Gender Variance – Finn Greig from ‘Gendered Intelligence’
  • Gypsies and Travellers – Caroline Dann from ‘TravellerSpace’
  • What’s so special about Special Education? – Stella Taylor and Richard Ensor
  • Asylum Seekers & Refugees – British Red Cross

More information about the Faculty of Education & Social Sciences.


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