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Dispelling the myths

We are focussing on dispelling the myths and will help you to better understand some of the common phrases that you may have heard recently.

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias refers to unconscious forms of discrimination and stereotyping based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, age, and so on.

Unconscious biases are learned stereotypes about people that everyone forms without realizing it. Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about an individual, group or institution.

Everyone has unconscious biases, and they are often different to your conscious values. Most of the decisions and judgements that we make on a day to day basis are informed by unconscious bias.

This series of videos help unpack Unconscious Bias:

  • Understanding unconscious bias:

  • Implicit bias:

  • Implicit bias (children and young people):

  • Bias in the classroom:

Page updated: 24/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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