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NUSTEM: Unconscious Bias

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About this course

This course is an open Continuing Professional Development course. In order to book, please follow the booking link, or if not available, fill out the enquiry form and a member of staff will be in touch with you shortly. 

In this workshop, we examine the science behind unconscious bias, begin to understand our own biases, and learn techniques for ensuring they do not have a detrimental effect on the learning of children in our schools. The session is informed by current research and aims to promote equity and equality for all.

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Learn from the Best

Drawing upon expertise from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, this course is delivered by a primary science outreach specialist with considerable primary teaching experience and a research interest in gender and science education.

Our NU STEM team has a wealth of experience in science communication and formal education and comprises of public engagement, industry and education specialists. 

This course has been successfully delivered at the Primary Science Teaching Trust Conference and the Association of Science Educators conference.

 

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching will be lab-based and delivered through group work, activities and discussion. You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss opportunities for support and how to manage the issue of unconscious bias going forward.

A certificate of completion can be provided for participants.

 

Learning Environment

You will have access to industry-standard facilities in our dedicated NU STEM lab.  Our well-resourced, interactive learning zone has full WiFi access and cutting-edge teaching equipment.

 

Research-rich Learning

Research is at the very heart of the course content and will allow you to explore concepts such as under-representation in STEM careers, gender pay gaps and the influences that shape young people’s choices and sense of self.

 

Give Your Career an Edge

Uncovering and learning tools to mitigate against unconscious bias will be beneficial for your working relationships as well as ensuring better outcomes for your students.

Research has shown that organisations who are more welcoming of diverse groups are more successful and this session is beneficial for middle leaders, managers and those responsible for recruitment as well as classroom teachers.

Course info

Award Type NA

Sector Education, Life Sciences Chemistry

Unconscious biases are an integral part of human evolution which allow us to make quick decisions based upon the evidence at our disposal. NUSTEM’s own research has shown that by Year 3 there are already strong gender differences in how boys and girls view themselves and the type of jobs they could see themselves doing in the future. In this workshop, we examine the science behind unconscious bias and consider how it can cause problems inside and outside of the classroom. You will explore your own unconscious biases and using examples from your own teaching, learn techniques for ensuring that they do not have a detrimental effect on the learning of children in our schools. The session is informed by current research and aims to promote equity and equality for all.

Cost: £150 (plus VAT) per attendee.

Sessions are available free of charge for our partner schools

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