Film Launch: Number 69
The 30-minute film was commissioned by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and produced by Safe to Say in conjunction with Openhand Productions.
Date: Thursday 27th April 2017, 16:30-18:00
Venue: James Scotland Suite (028) School of Education, University of Aberdeen
Duration of Session 90 minutes
Number 69 is the story of one man’s quest for justice following years of institutional abuse and the traumatic cost of pursuing that justice through the judicial system, which forced him to relive the abuse he suffered at the hands of those charged with his care. The film has been commissioned by the Crown and Prosecution Service to raise awareness of the issues faced by individuals who have suffered institutional abuse and to underline their determination to ensure that institutional survivors are supported through the process of the ongoing Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
Session three: WHAT DOES AN EMOTIONALLY ATTUNED CLASSROOM LOOK LIKE? In conjunction with Café Scientifique.
Wednesday 10th May 2017, 2-4pm
Venue: University of Aberdeen, Linklater Rooms
Duration of Session 120 minutes
In the final seminar of this 3-part series, we will explore what an emotionally attuned classroom might look like in the University of 21st century. This is an especially important question in view of efforts to increase equality and diversity on campus, and while rates of young people's mental health struggles continue to climb shockingly. Student emotional self-regulation is frequently conceived as being most appropriately addressed through support systems outside the classroom, yet scientific discoveries concerning emotional stress make this a vacuous distinction. The seminar aims to bring together staff and students so that, in our discussion, we can together explore ideas about how to create a more emotionally attuned classroom -- one where, in Dr Suzanne Zeedyk's terminology, Sabre Tooth Tigers aren't running riot.
Speaker biography: Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist fascinated by babies’ inborn capacity to communicate. Since 1993 she has been based at the University of Dundee, within the School of Psychology. In 2011, she set up her own independent training enterprise to disseminate more widely the science of the early years. She now spends much of her time speaking to the public about our human need for emotional and physiological connection. She is able to bring to this her research expertise on topics including parent-infant relationships, family support, communicative disorders, and the socio-political contexts that frame our responses to scientific information. She works closely with organisations throughout the world to increase awareness of the decisions we take about caring for children, illuminating the way in which those decisions are integrally connected to our vision for the kind of society we wish to build. In 2011, she received the award for Most Inspirational Teacher from the Dundee University Students Association and since then has had over 40,000 people attend her public training events. She is currently working on a book, entitled 21st Century Babies.
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