Welcome to the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) website. MDEC is an Aberdeen based organisation, covering the whole of the North-East of Scotland. We are the education section of Aberdeen for a Fairer World (formerly the Third World Centre). The Centre is part of the International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS). This is a network of over 40 organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship/Sustainable Development Education across Scotland.

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Autumn Term 2015 at Montgomery DEC

We are delighted to say that our very popular FREE Conversation Cafes are back this term, by popular demand! 

They are held at Montgomery DEC (MDEC), 79 Queen Street AB10 1AN, unless otherwise stated.

Contact us by email at montgomerydec@btconnect.com to reserve your place!

Thursday 10 December 4pm - 5.30pm, MDEC 

World Human Rights Day - a Rights-based approach to Global Citizenship 

With a focus on inclusive language. 



The Global Goals for Sustainable Development have been launched!

They replace the Millennium Development Goals and shape International Development policy for the next 15 years, until 2030.

See the MDEC Global Goals Resource sheet for teaching resources and background information.

Once you've done some learning about the Global Goals, why not take part in... 


Want to make the goals famous?

Here’s what to do… 

Latest news

Teaching about the Refugee Crisis

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained is a powerful, short animated film which explains the background to the current crisis in a way that is suitable for all ages www.patreon.com/posts/european-refugee-3340857

We have also collated details of resources which can be used to teach about the crisis:

MDEC Refugee Resources sheet   


Applications now open for Global Learning Partnerships 2016 cohort


Global Learning Partnerships is an 18-month personal and professional development opportunity for practitioners from the North East of Scotland, delivered by The Wood Foundation in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Council and Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE http://ieerwanda.org/)

Accredited by GTC Scotland, Global Learning Partnerships is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of global citizenship and Learning for Sustainability.  Successful applicants form a Cohort, working together to investigate what it means to be a global citizen, and demonstrate best practice, becoming a Global Teacher within your school community and beyond, through a number of intensive training sessions and a four week placement living and working in Rwanda during the summer of 2016.


For more information go to http://www.thewoodfoundation.org.uk/current-programmes/GlobalTeachersProgramme.htm 


Applications close Friday 4 December 2015



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