Respect and Tolerance Workshops
2020 Dreams Respect and Tolerance workshops make use of effective teaching techniques which are proven to engage with children and teenagers. These workshops are powerful tools for supporting Citizenship education.
With divisive forces from the media and politics highlighting the differences between people from different faiths, cultures and ethnic backgrounds, it is unsurprising that children are finding it tough to show respect and tolerance.
With parents often caught up in polarised viewpoints, the school classroom becomes one of the most important arenas for ensuring young people are taught these values. However, teachers may find it difficult to access the tools they need to carry out this role.
Respect, Tolerance and British Values
In recent years there has been an attempt by the government to focus on teaching children traditional British values. Respect and tolerance of different faiths and belief systems are part of this drive but what do these terms actually mean?
Respect involves understanding and accepting that other people have different beliefs and experiences and may behave in ways which may be difficult to understand from our viewpoint.
Tolerance is an accepting stance whereby people with different beliefs and cultural norms are permitted to express them free from discrimination.
Together, respect and tolerance are the building blocks of a civilised modern society.
Teaching British values also involves highlighting the important institutions which are there to protect citizens from having their human rights breached. For example, the democratic system gives every adult an equal say in decision-making while British law lays out the rules by which all citizens must adhere, regardless of faith or belief system.
Growing up with these principles firmly embedded in their understanding will help our children to carry the torch for future generations.
Meeting Citizenship Outcomes with 2020 Dreams
Respect and tolerance workshops are one of an extensive range of 2020 Dreams programmes which can help your school or institution to deliver the outcomes expected from statutory Citizenship tuition.
In terms of rights and responsibilities, students should leave school understanding that they have the right to choose what to believe and which religious faith, if any, to worship. They have an equal responsibility to be tolerant to the same in others.
Citizenship training should also teach young people about the institutions of democracy and law and how they form a fundamental part of ensuring people’s human rights are protected from discrimination.
What Happens in a 2020 Dreams Respect and Tolerance Workshop?
As part of our Anti-Bullying and Conflict Resolution series, 2020 Dreams’ Respect and Tolerance workshops are designed to reduce tensions, both within schools and in the wider community, by helping young people to get to grips with the issues on a very real level.
Rather than talking at children and teenagers, our skilled and experienced facilitators place the young people themselves at the centre. Sensitively-designed age appropriate role play scenarios help to expose students to situations where they can see how tolerance, respect and a lack of these can impact on others.
Our workshops also include open forum debates which empower students to talk about their own experiences, ask the questions that concern them and to express their own understanding of what it means to be respectful and tolerant.
We can run courses anywhere in the UK and can cater for Primary and Secondary schools as well as for PRUs, Young Offenders’ Institutes and other settings. If necessary, we can tailor workshop concept to focus on issues that are particularly relevant to your school or community. For example, we can tie in content with educational topics.
For more details about our workshops, please call 0800 4714983. Alternatively, send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org