SMSC Leader Reading

Young people’s attitude towards diversity 

Dr  Lindsey Cameron (School of Psychology, University of Kent) as our researcher in residence delivered training recently to teachers in our SMSC network recently about the impact, drivers and intervention on young people’s attitudes towards diversity.

She explores the impact of prejudice and discrimination, essential role of schools, how we can shape attitudes, the value of cross group friendships and more. Please take a look at the PowerPoint and the notes available under the slides.

Intergroup contact & children's intergroup attitudes: The role of parents

This webinar looks at the role parents have in cultivating confidence in contact and positive intergroup attitudes.

Intergroup contact- lightning version The role of parents 1.12.20

How can we teach children to spot fake news?

Everyone agrees that we have to teach young people to spot fake news – a need highlighted recently by the deluge of misinformation about the pandemic. But how teachers should go about doing this is hotly debated. Some believe critical-thinking skills are the answer, while others say subject knowledge is the key. Holly Korbey finds that neither approach is likely to do the job on its own, and proposes a third way… Holly Korbey’s article from the TES 12th June 2020

Research Underpinning the Linking Process

Research underpinning the Linking Process by Lindsey Cameron, Kent University

We are delighted that  Dr Lindsey Cameron, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Kent University is working with The Linking Network as Researcher in Residence.  She has produced a range of webinars to share research findings with teachers and facilitators of Schools Linking

Indirect Linking: A Summary for Teachers

Contact Hypothesis precis

Ofsted Inspection Handbook

Copy of Ofsted School Inspection Handbook highlighted with TLN work.

Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools

This report is concerned with race and racism in
England’s secondary schools. Drawing upon the
perspectives of secondary school teachers across
Greater Manchester, the report focuses on the school
teacher workforce, curricula, police and school
policies. Showing that racism is deeply embedded in
schooling, the report argues that schooling must be
radically reimagined to place a commitment to antiracism at its core.

Gender Stereotype Training

This course consists of ideas, resources, and bite-sized lectures all aimed to provide parents and education professionals a psychological insight to how gender stereotypes develop in children. The topics covered provide a brief introduction to this area of research in psychology, and a taster to the undergraduate degree, where the gender development is covered in greater depth.

The Psychology of Schools Linking: Creating Effective Contact

The Psychology of Schools Linking: Creating Effective Contact

Teaching Controversial Issues - A Guide for Teachers (Oxfam)

Young people frequently face making decisions about a wide range of issues on which there are many different views. Issues like sexuality, religion, bullying, and war can provoke strong, varied and often contradictory responses.

This revised and updated version of Oxfam’s popular guide recognises the seismic shifts in social and political contexts in recent years. It seeks to support educators in developing essential skills that allow learners to constructively discuss their own values and ideas, and develop as active global citizens.

Teaching controversial issues

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

Advice for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children.