Nutrition and sport and exercise

Marina Trowell delivering the session to students

Unconscious Bias Training for PE Trainee Teachers

PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers took part in a workshop run by the university’s widening participation officer Marina Trowell.

The workshop focused on the importance of addressing unconscious bias within schools. Implicit or unconscious bias happens by our brains making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations without us realising.

Our biases are influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. We may not even be aware of these views and opinions, or be aware of their full impact and implications.

The session looked at how teachers working in school can challenge forms of unconscious biases which are inherent or learned stereotypes about individuals, groups or institutions.

Kerry Burnett • March 16, 2020

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