Thinking Differently

WED 23 SEPT 2020
5:15 - 6:30pm


Online CPD session for teachers, in partnership with Creative Schools + Creative Colleges

About the Event

Secondary school and FE teachers, join us for a free CPD session introducing resources to help your pupils think differently about sensitive issues including race, identity and citizenship.

This online session will be led by Creative Schools + Creative Colleges, along with Ali Eisa from Autograph. We’ll be using Autograph’s photographic learning resources, full of diverse and high-quality visual material for use in schools and communities to support students' learning. The resources contain a selection of powerful and emotive portraits documenting Britain’s multicultural history since the 19th century, providing teachers with material to explore a range of subjects and themes across the curriculum.

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We will start the session with a short demonstration of the resources and some key examples of how they have been used in practice in the classroom. Teachers will then actively respond to activities to develop new ideas and skills. All attendees will receive a free copy of Autograph’s learning resources, for further use and display in their schools.

Accompanying the photographic images in these resources are comprehensive teachers’ packs including classroom posters, display materials, student worksheets, guidance material, curriculum links and extension activities.


Teachers will actively respond to activities using photographic resources to develop new ideas and skills, covering:

• Engaging sensitive subject areas through use of diverse photographs made by artists and the stories they tell about issues of race, identity, migration, citizenship and multiculturalism, belonging and community.

• Creative activities using photographs to stimulate visual analysis and critical thinking for pupils, as well as build creative skills in representing personal identity, creating social action campaigns and civic participation.

• Use of archival photographs to raise awareness of British history including Empire, and how this has shaped today’s multicultural society and values including diverse identities, races, religion and cultural heritage.


This CPD session is for secondary school and FE teachers. You can register for a free ticket above, tickets are managed by Creative Schools + Creative Colleges. 

This online event will be live-streamed through Zoom. For the best experience, we recommend using the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. You can download the free software here. 

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Autograph Archive Learning Resources were developed with the support of Heritage Lottery Fund


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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Pages images, from top: 1) Unidentified Sitter. Glasgow, date unknown. By T. W. Stephen. Courtesy of Autograph. 2) Handsworth Self Portrait, by Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon. 1979.