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Helping your pupils make sense of the world
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)
Manchester, United Kingdom
This CPD for teachers covers teaching approaches and techniques to enable pupils to engage critically and thoughtfully with the controversial, sensitive and topical issues in today's media. Specifically this includes:
Are you equipped and confident to help your pupils make sense of these issues? Do you know the facts from the fiction? Do you know how to deal with difficult questions?
Terrorism, justice, the role of the media, human rights, truth, religion, torture…today’s pupils are growing up in a world where these issues are constantly on the agenda.
At the end of the day you will have the confidence to:
9.30am Arrival & Gallery
Welcome and opening - setting the parameters for the day - Millicent Scott, Association for Citizenship Teaching
What’s challenging in my classroom? - Sharing your experiences
Whose world do we live in? - Young people, digital literacy and authenticity of sources. - Martin Orton, Bold Creative
What story should I tell? - Setting the frame for controversial issues; identity and subjectivity; beyond labels - Lee Scholtz, Schools Linking Network
- 10 minute break -
Whom should I reference? - Evaluating authority and trustworthiness of media sources; sensitising young people to media bias, propaganda and their own preconceptions. - Megan Worthing-Davies, Amnesty International and Martin Orton, Bold Creative
- ½ hour lunch break -
How do I get across complex information? Small groups activity for distilling information into words and images.- Debbie Danon, Three Faiths Forum & Megan Worthing-Davies Amnesty International
What do I say when? The art of asking – how to interpret pupils’ questions and answer them effectively. - Debbie Danon, Three Faiths Forum
- 10 minute break -
What next? Planning how to translate today’s learning to your school setting. - Debbie Dannon, Three Faiths Forum
4pm home time
These three organisations have come together to deliver this event for teachers.
Amnesty International is a campaigning organisation. Their purpose is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
Association for Citizenship Teaching is a membership organisation supporting teachers and schools in delivering Citizenship education.
Three Faiths Forum aims to build lasting relationships between people of different faiths (and those of non-religious beliefs), to achieve a society where religious and cultural differences can co-exist through empathy, respect and engagement; and to encourage friendship, goodwill and understanding, especially between Muslims, Christians and Jews.
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