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.

SIGNPOSTS for global citizenship - our new resources website





We are delighted to announce the launch of the website Signposts for Global Citizenship, which is part of the Global Learning Programme Scotland.

Signposts resources cover a wide range of Global Citizenship themes and topics -some fit with specific subjects or curriculum areas, others offer more general guidance.

They are suitable for all ages from Early Years to Secondary School. 

All these resources can either be borrowed from your local Development Education Centre (here at Montgomery DEC if you are in NE Scotland), accessed online or bought through the signposts ordering service. 

Visit the Signposts website: www.signpostsglobalcitizenship.org

To borrow resources from Montgomery DEC, email us at montgomerydec@btconnect.com or telephone 01224 62011101224 620111



The Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) has been appointed to deliver the GLPS across the North East of Scotland, with tailored and targetted FREE Professional Learning, linking to all aspects of global citizenship in the curriculum, including:  

  • Learning for Sustainability
  • Rights 
  • Fair trade
  • School partnerships

We offer a programme of two-part twilight courses - these are ideal for individual teachers either as a starting point to develop global learning in your school or for those wishing to focus on specific curriculum areas/themes.

Please do get in touch with MDEC now to discuss your school's needs and possible dates for the 2015-16 session.

We are very happy to book dates now (eg In-Service days) and finalise your detailed requirements with you nearer the time. 

Email : montgomerydec@btconnect.com

Telephone: 01224 620111


 Global Citizenship...

...is a key cross-curricular theme and is fully embedded across Experiences and Outcomes.

FREE online course 'Africa: Sustainable Development for All?'

Africa: Sustainable Development for All?

The University of Aberdeen's Centre for Sustainable International Development (CSID) has developed a massive on-line open access course 'Africa: Sustainable Development for All?'.

This FREE six week on-line course goes live on 22nd June so please register now: 

You can find out more at the CSID website:  https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sustainable-international-development/

This course is a fantastic preparation for the global launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (which follow on from the Millenium Development Goals) on 25 September 2015.

At Montgomery DEC  we are planning CPDs/events to support teachers and schools with their SDG-related work - details to follow!









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Scottish Fair Trade Forum

School Hoodies Competition

During Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 the Scottish Fair Trade Forum announced it will be running a competition for schools - Primary and Secondary School students are invited to design a Fair Trade hoodie around the theme of Fairtrade cotton. The winning designs will be manufactured and printed by Craft Aid (Mauritius) and Koolskools and presented to the winners during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016.

The Forum will be sending out entry packs by the middle of April and you can read more on their website http://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/newsroom/latest-news/news/school-hoodies-competition.html#.VSJLnGctCUk


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