At The Learning Institute we are aware of the difficult situation facing schools and their staff in the current COVID-19 crisis situation. We aim to support them by providing a range of short CPD activities for school staff staying at home to develop their professional practice.
These CPD activities have been grouped by category, and are completely free to download via the links below. We are adding new activities regularly.
**NEW THIS WEEK** - perceptions of disability, and listening to children and young people (two parts)
Disabled?: Perceptions of disability
What does it mean to be disabled? The different ways this question can be answered has huge consequences both for individuals and for societies. One way of thinking about these different answers or perceptions is to group them in certain ways into what are termed models of disability. As practitioners, an understanding of these different models can help us reflect on and challenge our own views and those of others, which can in turn have a positive impact on our professional practice.
Why listen to children and young people? Part One: An introduction
The right of a child or young person to be listened to and taken seriously whenever decisions are made that affect them, is one that is accepted by almost every country. This CPD explores why it is vital to involve children and young people, both individually and collectively, in their own learning and in the life of their communities.
Why listen to children and young people? Part Two: All voices matter
The right of a child or young person to be listened to and taken seriously whenever decisions are made that affect them, is one that is accepted by almost every country. This CPD is the second part of our series, and focuses on empowering those children and young people who may struggle not only to express their view, but to have that view heard.
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