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February 6, 2018
by Katie Jones
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Year of the Woman

This year marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote in the UK. This was a monumental point in history. The suffragettes forged the way for us to make this world an equal place. If we all exercised our right to vote we could achieve true equality; not even just on the bases […] Continue reading

November 7, 2017
by Katie Jones
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The importance of the ‘+’

If there is one thing I’ll always care about it’s the LGBTQ+ community. A community on the rise without a doubt but one that is still far too under represented in almost all aspects of our daily lives. Our hetero-normative world is often guilty of overlooking such a vibrant part of our society and even […] Continue reading

October 30, 2017
by Blaze Lambert
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Girls Can Be Spooky Too!!

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again. Colder days, darker nights, orange-toned fashion trends and the return of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte™. Autumn is in full swing, winter is looming and Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween brings about many questions. What will we do? Where will we go? Who will we go […] Continue reading

October 18, 2017
by Kim Rennie
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“Everyone is different…”

“But that means everyone can fit in” (Paddington The Movie, 2014) Just from one quote, Paddington the Movie could stem a lot of lessons about inclusion, respecting diversity and expressing feelings. However, this was not the reason behind watching this film. We had been told about Paddington the Movie in our social studies elective as …

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October 12, 2017
by Blaze Lambert
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National Coming Out Day.

With yesterday being National Coming Out Day, now seems a better time than ever to discuss my story. Here goes…     I’m straight.   From a young age, I did not feel like there was something very different about how I acted or who I liked. I was not worried about sharing who I really was for […] Continue reading

October 8, 2017
by Katie Jones
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Better late than never…

Last week I clicked on our required reading to find out that it was about gender and how it is now seen to be nothing more than a social construct. I was ecstatic! These are topics I have always found extremely interesting and relevant. I read through it with joy and couldn’t wait for the […] Continue reading

October 8, 2017
by Blaze Lambert
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You’re Not A Feminist?

If you believe in equality you are a feminist. Don’t get me wrong, I am not ignorant to the fact that there is a stigma surrounding feminism. Many people, through no fault of their own, have a very warped view of what feminism actually is. I did a quick Google Image search of “Feminism ClipArt” […] Continue reading

October 6, 2017
by Rhanna Burns
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Still living in a world of racism

When asked last week what I thought race and ethnicity meant, my answer was that they were individual traits that make each of us unique to one another. Everyone’s race is different depending on your place of birth or skin colour and people’s ethnicities depend on their religious beliefs, history or culture. I realised that […] Continue reading

September 28, 2017
by Katie Jones
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Resource allocation task.

Last week I had my first workshop as a student at the University of Dundee and it opened my eyes to an issue I have, until now, overlooked; the impact poverty can have on a child’s education. In the workshop we were split into groups, given envelopes filled with materials and told to make a […] Continue reading

September 28, 2017
by Isla Campbell
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The Resource Allocation Task – 19/09/17

On Tuesday the 19th of September we had our first tutorial. Due to the large size of the class we was split into two groups; I was in group 1 for this particular task. In this tutorial we was instructed to move into smaller groups in order to complete the task better. We was split … Continue reading The Resource Allocation Task – 19/09/17 Continue reading

September 25, 2017
by Rhanna Burns
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Resources Allocation Workshop

On Tuesdays values seminar, we were split into 5 groups and given a task to come up with, and then create, something that we thought would help a new student starting university. Each group was given a packet of stationary and arts and crafts supplies to help make and present their idea. My groups packet […] Continue reading

September 24, 2017
by Emily Henry
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Resource Allocation Task

Our resource allocation workshop last Tuesday, as part of our values module, reiterated a very important message to me; no matter a child’s background, social standing or economic wealth, they should all be given the same resources and opportunities. It also taught me that even if we realise a situation is prejudiced we may do […] Continue reading

May 25, 2017
by Richard Holme
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Beards

I have always been a bit anti-beard. I thought men with beards were hiding behind it, or worse had something hidden in it. And I’m not the only one. Roald Dahl had similar thoughts (see The Twits) and once called out Michael Rosen for having one proclaiming “it’s disgusting!”. Growing up in the 1980s I […] Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Richard Holme
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Brexit fallout and the future of Scottish education

I’ve not posted anything about Brexit as I’ve nothing to add to the wall-to-wall coverage of this ‘interesting’ situation. I’d become disillusioned with politics some time before the vote to leave Europe, mainly due to politicians (including ones I voted for) and their self serving nature. And nothing has happened over the last few months […] Continue reading

October 10, 2016
by Barbara Mertlova
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The complex matter of Gender

Gender. Not too long ago, all over the world, the answer to “What is gender?” would without a doubt be ‘Male and Female’. To this day, for many people, the terms ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are used interchangeably, and thus incorrectly. As we have come to learn, the issue goes way beyond these two boxes. So […] Continue reading

October 27, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson
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A Helping Hand – Working Together

An approach to learning. A learning style. Currently evolving. The sharing of knowledge. Expressing views and ideas. Assisting and helping. Working together. Collaborative Learning. Collaborative Learning is an ongoing and widely debated topic in Scottish Education and a learning style encouraged and discouraged. It is an approach to learning and a way of working together and sharing ideas, building […] Continue reading

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