Active Bystanders in the Teaching Space
Active Bystanders in the Teaching Space is a WIHEA-funded project which started in December 2021.
Unacceptable behaviour in the classroom, such as racism, can be difficult to address, and many students will look to their teacher to model the right approach. Left inadequately addressed, unacceptable behaviour makes the teaching space feel unsafe, negatively impacting the learning, social experience, sense of inclusion, and wellbeing of both staff and students.
This project aims to create a leadership resource to build confidence, knowledge, and skills to enable those that teach to use Active Bystander principles to address unacceptable behaviour in the teaching space to create a safe, engaged, inclusive learning experience.
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WIHEA Masterclass: Active Bystanders in the Teaching Space
Friday 21 April 2023, 2-4 pm (in-person)
Unacceptable behaviour in the teaching space can be challenging to address. This interactive session unpicks the issue of unacceptable behaviour in the teaching space and aims to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of participants to address it safely, using research-based active bystander intervention strategies.
The day-to-day delivery of the project is managed by:
- Pierre Botcherby (Research Officer)
- Julia Al-Sharifi (Research Assistant)
The project leads are Dr Jane Bryan and Sam Parr from the CVEP programme team.
Staff & Student Partners
We are also supported by a team of key staff and student partners:
- Sara Hattersley (Academic Development Centre)
- Kulbir Shergill (Social Inclusion)
- Anil Awesti (Centre for Lifelong Learning)
- Cherisse Francis (PhD candidate, Law).
For more information and enquiries, contact Pierre Botcherby.
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