Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.4: Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Learning outcome: 4 Be able to work in ways which support equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Assessment criteria: 4.3 Evaluate the impact of own attitudes, values and behaviour when supporting equality, diversity and inclusive practice
- Reflecting on our own prejudices can help us to understand them better and find ways to change our way of thinking
- E.g. we may feel over-protective of a child with a physical disability and not provide them with the same opportunities to play and explore as we do other children. Because this could affect their development, we may look at ways of ensuring that we let them take positive risks in a safe way.
- E.g. we may associate ‘superheroes’ as a boys game and inadvertently exclude girls from playing. By analysing this flawed belief, we can ensure that in the future we ask all children if they would like to play, regardless of their gender.