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.

Aberdeen Primary Global Citizenship Teacher network

The next meeting for teachers interested in developing Global Citizenship in their school will be held at

St Joseph's Primary, Queens Rd, Aberdeen 

on

Thursday 10th November

from 4pm

Lots of ideas shared and new opportunities and resources introduced

Resources, teaching ideas, assessment tools, supported classroom projects, CPD....Lots in our Autumn 2011 newsletters

LOTS OF IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR AUTUMN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY E-NEWSLETTERS.  (Click on the appropriate link to access them).

Including the chance to be supported in assessing the impact of global citizenship teaching in your classroom using either

  • the NEW Failte Malawi resource and activities in primary or
  • activities linked to the A'Adam's Bairns resource in Secondary

Autumn and Winter 2011 CPD Programme - something for everyone

New great range of CPD courses (for fuller info / registration details / descriptors please see CPD page of website)

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS.   This course planned for Thursday 3rd November Aberdeen twilight has been postponed until the new year - watch out for a new date. 

 GLOBAL SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS RECIPROCAL VISIT GRANT WORKSHOP

Wednesday 2nd November twilight course in Aberdeen Venue TBC.

Starting to build a school partnership?  What curricular activities could you develop?  Considering applying for a reciprocal visit grant for staff?  Previously unsuccessful in applying? 

Why not come along to this FREE twilight workshop  - apply at

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Get-Involved/In-your-school/global-school-partnerships/start-to-build-your-partnership/Grant-Preparation-Seminars/

GLOBAL EDUCATION IN PARTNERSHIPS

Another FREE whole day workshop in the Global School Partnership series exploring the benefits of Global Education for schools with established partnerships.

Wed 9th November

The Grammar School Community Wing, Perth Grammar School

Gowans Terr, PH15AZ 

Places FREE but must be booked at www.dfid.gov.uk/globalschools/workshopgep

FAIR TRADE IN YOUR SCHOOL Fair Trade within and across your curriculum, the Fairtrade school award and preparing for Fairtrade Fortnight in 2012. Lots of ideas, activities and resources. Tues 29th November Aberdeen twilight

'Failte Malawi' - Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Pilot

A chance to join a local pilot using this new resource and photo pack to encourage and enable primary school teachers and pupils to explore the links and commonalities that are shared between Scotland and Malawi.

With a focus on children's rights the pack covers 4 topics - water, food and farming, houses and homes, and toys and play.  A variety of active learning methods support pupils in reflecting on their perceptions of Malawi and thinking about how their attitudes and opinions are challenged as they learn.

This pack includes assessment opportunities, ideas for developing curriculum level work with partnership schools and activities with a numeracy, literacy and health and wellbeing focus.Come to the twilight CPD course on Monday 12th September and find out more (no commitment to the pilot required at this stage)

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