Online event

Thinking Differently:
Race and Identity in the Classroom

Mon 27 Sep 2021 4:30 – 6pm BST

Free online session for KS2-5 teachers based in East London boroughs, in partnership with Creative Schools + Creative Colleges

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This event will take place online using Zoom.



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KS2-5 teachers based in East London boroughs are invited to join us for a hands-on session introducing you to Autograph’s photographic learning resources. We'll provide diverse high-quality visual material in support of teachers to help pupils think differently about sensitive issues including race, identity and citizenship.

Teachers will receive a short demonstration of our resources and some key examples of how they have been used in practice in the classroom. They will then actively respond to hands-on activities using photographic resources to develop new ideas and skills covering:

• Engaging with sensitive subject areas through visual material made by artists to address issues of race, identity, migration, citizenship and multiculturalism, belonging and community.
• Activities using photographs to develop visual analysis and critical thinking skills
• Creativity as a way to represent personal identity, produce social action campaigns and promote civic participation.
• Decolonising the curriculum through raising awareness of the experiences of Black and marginalised communities in shaping Britain’s multicultural society and its diverse identities and cultural heritages.

You will receive a free copy of Autograph’s learning resources at the end of the session for further use and display in your schools. For more information visit our Schools and Teachers page in the learning section of our website.

Workshop content and learning resources are cross-curricular but may be particularly useful for subject teaching in art and design, photography, history, geography, PSHE and Citizenship, media as well as enrichment activities i.e. Black History Month.

“The workshop provided critical thinking, talking about sensitive yet urgent subjects around race and discrimination.

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Ali Eisa

is Autograph's Learning & Participation Manager. He is an artist and educator with passion for doing creative work with young people and getting their voices heard on the big social issues we face.


This online session is funded by the Creative School + Colleges Membership Programme and aimed at KS2-5 teachers based in East London Boroughs. You can register for a free ticket on Eventbrite.

This online event will be livestreamed 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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Tickets for this event are booked through Eventbrite, and managed by Creative Schools + Creative Colleges. For details on their ticketing policies, please see the Eventbrite page for this event.


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