The #VoicesProject is a collaboration between students, teachers, communities and institutions; coming together to create a learning resource and a listening programme in schools.
Why is the VoicesProject important?
The VoicesProject is an important resource in today’s classrooms as it supports the creation of more inclusive* learning. Similar to textbook resources, the VoicesProject uses modules from the English and Welsh curriculum, using the framework as a foundation to teach exam board content in a critical way.
The VoicesProject uses approaches that aim to:
Give teachers agency and support to discuss culturally sensitive topics
Through ready-made lesson plans
Represent localities and local identities
Through oral geography learning resources
Undo the language of othering for students in the classroom
Understand and challenge structural inequalities on local, regional and global scales
Through context sheets and glossaries
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How can the VoicesProject be used by communities and schools?
The #VoicesProject resources can be used in classrooms, student independent study and extra-curricular sessions to support the study of space; place; identity; migration and empire, topics typically taught in Geography, History and Sociology.
Our resources use a decolonial approach to explore these concepts, through collaboratively formed lesson plans built around real-life oral geographies.
The VoicesProject aims to centre marginalised voices from wider society, however, our In-School VoicesProject can be used to encourage links between schools, local communities and identities whose voices have been structurally sidelined.
Overall the project opens up critical conversations about societal structures, power and representation that can be explored by learners from KS2 to KS5.
Meet The Team
Teacher and Head of Geography at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy.
Undergraduate geographer and co-organiser of youth education campaign Reroot.ED.
Freelance author, science communicator, geography and EDI educator. Ex high-school teacher.
Teacher and Head of Geography at Chestnut Grove Academy.
Teacher, trade unionist - clearly doesn't do pictures.