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Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller Identity in Society

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Overview - Understanding Gypsy and Irish Traveller Identity in Society

By objectively outlining the past, current and present issues faced by Gypsies and Irish Travellers in the UK, this module aims to proactively reduce prejudice and discrimination towards this community.

It provides learners with an increased understanding of Gypsy and Irish Traveller history, identity and culture, as well as providing learners with the required knowledge to actively challenge negative social attitudes towards the Gypsy and Irish Traveller population.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Identify the different terminology associated with Gypsy and Irish Traveller culture
  • Outline why history, culture and family are important to Gypsies and Irish Travellers and their self-identity
  • Identify how media images impact on social attitudes towards Gypsies and Irish Travellers
  • Have the knowledge to challenge social attitudes
  • Identify current and past examples of how Gypsy and Irish Travellers were and are treated by the government and power holders
  • Describe current national and local government policy in relation to the Gypsy and Irish Traveller population

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Way of Life and Self-Identity
  • Attitudes and the Media
  • The Social and Political Context in the UK
  • Case Studies and Looking Ahead

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at wide variety of people and is relevant for anybody who would like to learn more about the Gypsy and Irish Traveller population.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Testimonials

I think the use of Kathleen and Joe was good, it made me think about things from their point of view.
KA 06/02/2013

Easy Read
SC 07/06/2013

Cost

£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT)

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@virtual-college.co.uk or telephone us on 01943 885089.

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On average this course contributes

1 - 2 hours towards your CPD

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