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TESSA: Dealing with Sensitive Issues: Track 1

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Teachers' responsibilities extend to dealing with a number of sensitive topics and ensuring that their pupils have the knowledge and skills to cope with difficult situations. In these short dramas teachers encounter a number of incidents: 'Aduja’s Predicament'– potential abuse; 'The Notorious Fighter' - an aggressive pupil; and 'The Chase and Where do Babies' come from - misunderstandings and classroom myths. Each drama poses a dilemma for the listener to discuss.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 20 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 24th December 2008
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Education
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Track 1: TESSA - Where Do Babies come From?

Two children discuss where babies come from. They are confused by their mothers' replies


© The Open University 2008


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 TESSA - Where Do Babies come From?    Two children discuss where babies come from. They are confused by their mothers' replies Play now TESSA - Where Do Babies come From?
2 TESSA - The Notorious Fighter    Tunde is always fighting, the teacher has given up on him but Madam Fati talks to Tunde's mother and persuades her to take more interest in her son. Play now TESSA - The Notorious Fighter
3 TESSA - Aduja's Predicament    Aduja does not want to go home because her step father is abusive. Her teacher tries to resolve the problem. Play now TESSA - Aduja's Predicament
4 TESSA - The Chase    Ezekiel is too embarrassed to explain menstruation to Njideka and she becomes frightened and runs away. This causes lots of problems in the village which are eventually resolved by Mama Baby Play now TESSA - The Chase