What is Bias?
Professor of early childhood and multicultural education Jean Moule has discussed the ways in which unconscious bias, even with consciously good intentions, can result in discrimination based on race, sex, age, etc. Moule states:
“Unconscious biases affect all of our relationships, whether they are fleeting relationships in airports or longer term relationships between teachers and students, teachers and parents, teachers and other educators. Understanding our own biases is a first step toward improving the interactions that we have with all people and is essential if we hope to build deep community” (Moule 2009).
In the video below, The Royal Society summarizes the points about unconscious bias we’ve discussed here: