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DECSY offers a full range of courses and events to help you improve your skills in teaching Global Learning. The 2016 - 2017 courses are:

An Inclusive Approach to 'British Values'
An Introduction to Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years
Developing Yourself as an 'Eco-School'
Exploring British Values through P4C and the Literacy Curriculum  
Gender Respect Workshop: equipping teachers to explore gender equality with pupils
Global Teacher Award - Accredited Courses
Maths and Enquiry

Persona Doll Training
Philosophy for Children - Level 1 - Foundation Course (2 and a half day workshop) 
Philosophy for Children - Level 2a and 2b (2 day workshops)
Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage 
Tools for Thinking Together

Relationships, sex & young people in an internet age
#periodpositive Workshop

For date and time information please click on a course or see information at the bottom of this page.

If you are a Global Learning Programme school you can pay for our GLP accredited courses using your school GLP e-credits. 

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Training Course Terms & Conditions  It costs DECSY £80 in funding to provide a FREE place on a course. Please give us at least one week's notice to cancel your booking. If you fail to do so you will incur a £30 fee per place booked. 

Cancellation Fees for Priced Courses: 4 weeks before = 25%, 2 weeks before = 50%, less than 2 weeks before = 100%. If a participant fails to attend the course the full fee will be charged. If a course is cancelled all course fees paid will be reimbursed in full, but we are unable to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred, including travel, flights, accommodation etc

Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, October 2017

Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, October 2017

This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of 
philosophical enquiry and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, 
concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

This course includes lunches, refreshments and:

  • SAPERE Level 1 certification
  • SAPERE Level 1 handbook and other training materials
  • One year’s free subscription to the SAPERE web-site and monthly bulletin. This provides the same access to resources as SAPERE membership. These resources include access to the P4C Getting Started Guide in on-line or pdf formats.
  • Monthly bulletins of pupil activities to support the development of P4C
  • The opportunity to join a free P4C Practitioner Development Group which meets every half term 4.30pm – 6pm (DECSY membership required)

Start Date

  • Tuesday 03 October 2017 (16:30)

Dates

Tuesday 3rd (4.30pm-6.30pm), Wednesday 4th and Wednesday 18th October, 2017 (9.30am-4.30pm)


This 3-day course also runs on:
6th, 7th, 21st March, 2018
13th, 14th, 28th June, 2018

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (How to find us)

Cost

£300.00 (£280 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk
SMSC and 'British Values'   (Friday 10th November, 2017)

SMSC and 'British Values' (Friday 10th November, 2017)

The Global Teacher's Award supports teachers in developing the skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into the curriculum to help you support your pupils to:

explore the links between their own lives and people, places and issues throughout the world.
support them to acquire a wider perspective, new skills and to imagine different futures. 

Level 1 is validated by Liverpool Hope University and consists of six hours of training, focusing on key concepts of global learning and practical ideas for incorporating it into the curriculum. 

Levels 2 & 3 provide more depth of content and potentially Masters-level credits.

The course aims to support teachers to be more global in outlook and practice, through incorporating participatory activities round key global themes and includes:

Key Global Concepts - exploring the fundamentals of global learning

Perspectives - questioning pupils' and teachers' assumption

Approaches to Learning - developing critical thinking skills

Applying Learning - in the classroom, the curriculum and beyond impact

Measuring Change - tools for evaluating

Includes light lunch, refreshments and certificate.

Start Date

  • Friday 10 November 2017 (09:30)

Dates

Friday 10th November, 2017 (9.30am - 4.30pm)

This one-day course is repeated on:
Friday 9th March, 2018

Venue

DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£120 (£100 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk
Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, March 2018

Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, March 2018

This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of 
philosophical enquiry and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, 
concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues. 

  • SAPERE Level 1 certification
  • SAPERE Level 1 handbook and other training materials
  • One year’s free subscription to the SAPERE web-site and monthly bulletin. This provides the same access to resources as SAPERE membership. These resources include access to the P4C Getting Started Guide in on-line or pdf formats.
  • Monthly bulletins of pupil activities to support the development of P4C
  • The opportunity to join a free P4C Practitioner Development Group which meets every half term 4.30pm – 6pm (DECSY membership required)

Includes lunches, refreshments, SAPERE Level One handbook and Certificate

Start Date

  • Tuesday 06 March 2018 (16:30)

Dates

Tuesday 6th (4.30pm - 6.30pm), Wednesday 7th and Wednesday 21st March, 2018  (9.30am - 4.30pm)

This 3-day course is repeated on:
13th, 14th, 28th June, 2018

Venue

DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£300 (£280 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk

Deepening Philosophical Enquiries (Thursday 15th March, 2018)

• Reinforce your P4C practice and facilitation skills to become a more versatile and confident P4C facilitator
• Overcome obstacles you may have come up against in P4C enquiries
• Drive higher order questioning and thinking skills for your students

This course is for all those who have done P4C Level 1 training and have led at least 6 P4C enquiries. It is suitable for those who want to reinforce or refresh their P4C practice following any level of P4C training. Course participants will be entitled to a P4C Practitioner certificate. 

 The course focuses on:
• Reasoning and constructing meaning 
• Concept development exercises
• Facilitation skills and moves  
• Reviewing enquiries and planning for progress

Start Date

  • Thursday 15 March 2018 (09:30)

Dates

9.30am - 4.30pm, Thursday 15th March, 2018

Venue

DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£120 (£100 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk or telephone: 0114 241 2750.
An Introduction to Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years, 16th May, 2018

An Introduction to Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years, 16th May, 2018

Aims of course:
 

a. To explore what we mean by 'cultural diversity'

b. To try out a variety of practical activities which can be used across the curriculum in Early Years settings to help children to:

• see themselves and others as special;
 • enjoy learning about one another's lives and the wider world that we live in; 
• begin to appreciate similarities and differences.

c. To explore a range of teaching materials including packs, posters and books for children which can be used to enhance work on cultural diversity and race equality.

d. To see how this work relates to the government guidance to promote 'fundamental British values'

Includes light lunch and refreshments.

Start Date

  • Wednesday 16 May 2018 (09:30)

Dates

Wednesday 16th May, 2018 (9.30am - 3.30pm)

Venue

DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

Cost

£85 (£65 for Early Years Settings and DECSY School Members)

How to Book

booking@decsy.org.uk
Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, June 2018

Philosophy for Children Level 1 (Foundation) SAPERE validated, June 2018

This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of 
philosophical enquiry and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, 
concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.
 The course includes lunches, refreshments and:
  • SAPERE Level 1 certification
  • SAPERE Level 1 handbook and other training materials
  • One year’s free subscription to the SAPERE web-site and monthly bulletin. This provides the same access to resources as SAPERE membership. These resources include access to the P4C Getting Started Guide in on-line or pdf formats.
  • Monthly bulletins of pupil activities to support the development of P4C
  • The opportunity to join a free P4C Practitioner Development Group which meets every half term 4.30pm – 6pm (DECSY membership required)

Start Date

  • Wednesday 13 June 2018 (16:30)

Dates

Wednesday 13th (4.30pm-6.30pm), Thursday 14th and Thursday 28th June, 2018 (9.30am-4.30pm)

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE  (How to find us)

Cost

£300 (£280 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk

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