An introduction to teaching topical, controversial and sensitive issues, online course (primary schools)

Primary School teachers: Contact DECSY for next course date
Secondary School teachers: Contact DECSY for next course date

Course Overview:
An Introduction to Teaching Topical, Controversial and Sensitive Issues (e.g. eco-anxiety, war, racism, discrimination) (2 hours)

  • Discuss the potential challenges and opportunities of addressing topical, controversial and sensitive issues in the classroom.
  • Explore methds for positive engagement that address issues of mental health and wellbeing
  • Examine existing guidance on teaching controversial issues.
  • Engage with and share critical thinking techniques for tackling controversial issues in the classroom.

This is a taster for longer whole-school training that DECSY can provide.

Our current funders are:

The Fore
Can Do South Yorkshire Community Fund
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Nineveh Charitable Trust

Co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union

The Linking Network