Unconscious Bias. Unconscious bias occurs when people favour others who look like them and/or share their values.

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By David Paice

David is an education specialist, who has embraced digital transformation as a way of amplifying great teaching and learning practice and securing brighter futures for children and young people. He is a proud teacher by profession, and has been a Director of Education in Local Authorities as well as being a CEO of a multinational software company. David loves working on new, innovative and often disruptive projects that challenge the status quo and create a perpetual learner connection that unleashes awesome experiences for children and young people. He helps organisations see what learners and teachers need and deliver it, all at lower cost, with faster development times, and with greater impact on learner outcomes than anything that came before. You're in good hands!

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35 mins

What will I learn?

What unconscious bias is.

How unconscious bias can affect us at work.

What you can do to mitigate against unconscious bias.

This Learning Trunk covers...

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    Unconscious Bias - Intro David introduces the Royal Society video on Unconscious Bias.
  • Unconscious Bias - Video As an introduction to unconscious bias I’d like you to take a look at this video by the Royal Society and then think about whether you need to do something at your school.
  • The McGurk Effect - Intro David introduces a video by Horizon on the McGurk effect.
  • The McGurk Effect - Video This video on the McGurk effect shows that what we see effects our brains into thinking this is what we hear.
  • Perspectives On Male And Female Careers - Intro David introduces the MullenLowe film showing that children have formed perspectives of male and female careers from an early age.
  • Perspectives On Male And Female Careers - Video This powerful film from MullenLowe London provocatively captures how, early on in their education, children already define career opportunities as male and female.
  • The Science Behind Unconscious Bias - Intro David introduces Dr. Julia Sperling who outlines the science behind unconscious bias.
  • The Science Behind Unconscious Bias - Video In this video Dr. Julia Sperling, a McKinsey Partner and neuroscientist, explains the science behind unconscious bias and ingrained beliefs and what we can do to overcome them.
  • How You Teach - Intro David introduces a video showing how unconscious bias can affect the way we teach.
  • How You Teach - Video This video deals with preschool children but clearly shows how your unconscious biases can affect the way you teach.
  • InclusionStartsWithI - Intro David introduces a discussion on the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment.
  • InclusionStartsWithI - Video #InclusionStartsWithI is a discussion around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment.

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