University of South Wales, Caerleon Campus, was the venue for the first ITT event of 2014-2015
“Resources workshop was very useful to take into placement, especially the activities.”
The Welsh team held their first Initial Teacher Training Conference of the 2014 – 2015 academic year on Wednesday at the University of South Wales’ Caerleon campus. It is the 5th consecutive year the campaign have delivered to the PGCE Secondary students to launch the start of the new academic years partnership with NUT Cymru that will see SRTRC Wales continuing to visit every single ITT University in Wales.
The 40 final year Trainee Teachers engaged in a wide variety of workshops all aimed at improving confidence and knowledge and empowering the future teachers to deal with racism in the classroom and society. The day included sessions on the legal definitions of racism and racist incidents, steps to take to deal with issues, a look at immigration and terminology aimed to improve the trainee’s understanding of racial language and to widen their knowledge of acceptable / unacceptable words. The students also had a chance to look at SRtRC’s resources and how to use them in the classroom.
Finally there was a chance for Trainees to use all of the knowledge they had gained over the day and apply it to a real life, school based scenario. Trainees were asked to step in and discuss how they might deal with the issues. This was a great way for trainees to try out different approaches in a safe environment.
The feedback showed:
· 97% had never received anti-racism training during their teacher training.
· 94% of the trainee teachers stated after the conference that they now felt confident dealing with a racist incident, as a pose to 42% pre-conference.
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