Learners Induction Resource 1

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Learners Induction Resource 1

  1. 1. Equality & Diversity? What's it got to do with me?
  2. 2. Equality & Diversity? What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Welcome to our Equality & Diversity Induction for Learners. </li></ul><ul><li>The following activity can be completed … </li></ul>or in a group tutorial It will help you focus on why Equality & Diversity (E&D) issues are important to this college, and how they affect you. alone with a friend
  3. 3. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Why does the college need an Equality and Diversity policy? </li></ul>Because we are in the business of education, our Equality & Diversity policy affects everything we do…
  4. 4. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>It ensures that the staff we attract come from different backgrounds and all walks of life - just like our students… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>It defines how staff and learners behave towards each other and handle their differences… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>It influences how and what we teach you… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>It ensures that our buildings are welcoming, accessible and disability-friendly… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>...in other words, it is central to whether you , our learners, achieve and succeed. </li></ul>
  9. 9. So what exactly is Equality & Diversity? Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me?
  10. 10. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? If possible, jot down your thoughts so you can discuss them with someone else in your group. What words or phrases come to mind when you hear these two terms? Equality? Diversity?
  11. 11. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>We want to be the kind of college where everyone, our staff as well as our learners, feels welcomed, supported and respected . But to achieve this, we need your help… </li></ul>At EFC, we believe Equality & Diversity is about everyone deserving fair treatment and an equal chance in life, regardless of their age, background, lifestyle, culture, ability or individual needs.
  12. 12. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Firstly, we need you to sign up to EFC’s Code of Conduct , to help us create a college where everyone has the right to RESPECT, SAFETY and LEARNING </li></ul>
  13. 13. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Then we need you to think about what these rights mean to you and others in your group – and to see if you can come to an agreement... </li></ul>
  14. 14. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Given the college’s diversity, it would also help to think about the dangers of pre-judging others . It’s easily done – we are constantly bombarded with other people’s stereotypes. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise him? </li></ul>Sex and drugs, that’s all young people are interested in these days… Of course, the problem with all these foreigners is that they’re taking British jobs… Football supporters, lager louts, they’re all the same if you ask me, a bunch of delinquents… The trouble with young women these days is that they have no morals, no self-respect.
  15. 15. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>You should also think about the language you use … </li></ul>
  16. 16. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>… and how it could affect others </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Why do we take this issue so seriously? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider this : </li></ul><ul><li>Mira has enrolled on a course to become an Engineer… </li></ul>Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me?
  18. 18. <ul><li>Soon after she starts her course, the other students – all of whom are boys – begin to make fun of her and call her names. </li></ul><ul><li>When she tells her dad, he says he thinks she’d probably be happier doing hairdressing… </li></ul>Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me?
  19. 19. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Mira is not sure what to do. She could </li></ul><ul><li>Forget about studying Engineering and leave the course </li></ul><ul><li>Complain to someone in authority </li></ul><ul><li>Get her brother to come in and tell the other boys to leave her alone - or there’ll be trouble… </li></ul>
  20. 20. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Mira can’t make up her mind, so she asks a friend for advice. </li></ul><ul><li>If you were her friend, what would you advise her to do – and why ? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Like every other student in this college, Mira has a right to achieve what she came here to do. </li></ul><ul><li>So remember - if you feel disrespected or unsafe, please tell somebody! Don’t be like Mira and let other people’s ignorance get in the way of your learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Your personal tutor is here to help you, or if you prefer, you can speak to someone from the Students Union or a member of staff. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Equality & Diversity What's it got to do with me? <ul><li>Help us to make Epping Forest College </li></ul><ul><li>A place where everyone feels supported </li></ul><ul><li>A place where everyone feels respected </li></ul><ul><li>A place where everyone belongs </li></ul>

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