SMSC Leader Reading
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
Coronavirus conspiracy beliefs, mistrust, and compliance with government guidelines in England from an article in Pyschological Medicine, May 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
The Linking Network SMSC and British values extracts
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.
Negative Contact Theory Webinar
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.