Unconscious Bias Training
In April 2017 we conducted a training session about introduction to unconscious bias addressed to school staff who worked on a Bristol School. The training was delivered to 80 people divided in 5 groups and addressed topic such as what is unconscious bias, where unconscious bias comes from, discuss some studies about unconscious bias, how it manifests in schools and in which ways we can reduce it.
Unconscious (or implicit) biases are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, deeply engrained, universal, and able to influence behavior. Unconscious bias training programs are designed to expose people to their unconscious biases, provide tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking, and ultimately eliminate discriminatory behaviors(1).