The following session was inspired by some work I’ve been doing with an Erasmus project on dialectical talk – you can read more about this here.
Never was a professional studies session more topical than the one we held last week on inclusion and curriculum. Coming in the week when ‘culture-war’ controversies once again reared their heads, a discussion about the curriculum as a battleground for diversity was well-received by our school direct trainee teachers. We have a very politically aware group of students, so the recent debates about the lack of diversity in school curriculum, along with ‘guidance’ from the government on moderating certain topics were already on their minds.
The session was inspired by the concept of dialectical discussion which is something I’ve been using on our Professional Studies programme to engage students with some deep issues (as one student said after the session, “that made…
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