We are based in Wales in the UK, and have working links in Istanbul, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia
We are currently in the process of translating our Tolerance and Ethnocultural Empathy for Mutual Acceptance (TEEMA) Resources into Welsh and Arabic.
We have worked with schools in the UK, and our resources have been trialled and researched as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
Dr Wendy Booth, Managing Director, won the University of South Wales Research Impact Awards 2019 , and is now publishing a handbook for educators, along with writing an academic book on tolerance and ethnocultural empathy.
We have provided training on tolerance and ethnocultural empathy within UK universities.
We have provided diversity training to public service professionals.
We have provided sessions on diversity to youth clubs in Newport.
Dr Wendy Booth is in the process of publishing a handbook for teachers and other educators on how to teach tolerance and ethnocultural empathy, as well as writing a more academic book that explores the theory and pedagogy behind the use of social psychology and sociology.
We have a joint journal article on mosques and community cohesion in Cardiff currently under peer review.
We were privileged to attend an international school in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia where we asked pupils and staff what they thought about tolerance and social psychology as potential topics for teaching and learning.
The graph above shows one example from the results of using the TEEMA Resources in secondary schools in Wales. The graphs show that in one of the schools, a class taught using the TEEMA Resources displayed less irritation and more understanding of others compared to a class not taught. The research findings have revealed other promising results, for example, the teachers interviewed stated that the TEEMA Resources improved pupils' critical thinking skills.
The Global Values of Tolerance and Ethnocultural Empathy Gulf Education Conference (2020) University of Business and Technology, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Citizenship Education within Secondary Schools in Wales: The Use of a Conceptual Framework of Tolerance to Promote Ethnocultural Empathy and Foster Community Cohesion Global Governance and Expertise in Policy-making (University of South Wales 2018)
Ethnocultural empathy and inequalities International Women’s Day Young Muslim Community Organisation, Lysaght Hall (2018)
Citizenship Education: the results from piloting the Tolerance and Ethnocultural Empathy for Mutual Acceptance (TEEMA) Resources in two mainstream high schools in Wales The European Sociological Association (University College London 2018)
An Interdisciplinary Approach To Citizenship Education Through The Incorporation Of Elements Of Social Psychology Into The Curriculum: The Results From An Initial Case Study 8-10 September 2014- Istanbul, Turkey Proceedings of SOCIOINT14- International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities ISBN: 978-605-64453-1-6 (2014)
An interdisciplinary approach to the Citizenship curriculum in schools through the inclusion of social psychology: the results from an initial case study USW Post Graduate Conference (University of South Wales 2014)
Teaching social psychology in schools as an alternative or addition to intercultural contact: The results from an initial case study Ideals and Reality in Social Ethics conference (University of Wales 2014)
An interdisciplinary approach to the high school curricula: Incorporating elements of social psychology into the Citizenship curriculum to increase levels of tolerance and ethno-cultural empathy The Role of Education in a Multicultural Cyprus (University of Nicosia Cyprus 2013)
Educating to Foster Tolerance and Community Cohesion: An interdisciplinary Approach to the Citizenship/PSE Curriculum The European Sociological Association conference presentation, (University of Turin, Italy 2013)
Educating to Foster Tolerance and Promote Community Cohesion: Evidence for an Interdisciplinary Approach Educating the Nations (University of Huddersfield 2013)
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