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DECSY offers a full range of courses and events to help you improve your skills in incorporating Global Learning in your teaching. The 2017 - 2018 courses are:

An Introduction to Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years
Deepening Philosophical Enquiries
Developing 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 Citizenship 'Otherwise': Learning to see with different eyes
Helping Children Make Sense of the World
Maths and P4C
#periodpositive Workshop
Persona Doll Training
Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage
Philosophy for Children - Level 1 - Foundation Course (2 and a half day workshop)
Philosophy for Children - Level 2a and 2b (2 day workshops)
Pupil Participation & Democracy in a Globalised World
(Re)connecting People & Planet: Learning and Well-being
Relationships, Sex & Young People in an Internet Age
Using P4C to Explore Extremism & Terrorism
Using P4C to Explore Extremism & Terrorism, incorporating SAPERE P4C Level 1 Training

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

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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

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

Using P4C to Explore Extremism & Terrorism, Tuesday 22nd May, 2018

This one day course will explore the aims, principles, methods and benefits of philosophical enquiry and how it can stimulate critical thinking about issues relating to extremism and terrorism.

It will feature concept development activities and stimulus material from a new teaching and learning resource: “Building Critical Thinking and Building Understanding about Extremism and Terrorism”. Teachers attending the course will be given full access to this new resource which includes lesson plans and all the materials needed to deliver the lessons in the classroom.

Glp Approved Cpd

Start Date

  • Tuesday 22 May 2018 (09:30)

Dates

Tuesday 22nd May, 2018 (9:30am - 4.30pm)

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE

Cost

£120 per person

How to Book

Email bookings@decsy.org.uk or call 0114 241 2750.
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
Gender Respect Workshop: equipping teachers to explore gender equality with pupils

Gender Respect Workshop: equipping teachers to explore gender equality with pupils

Gender Respect Workshop

Thursday 21st June, 2018  9.30am - 4pm

This workshop will give participants an opportunity to:

  • Consider the relevance of gender equality work in their schools (including how it relates to statutory guidance)
  • Discuss the theory on how children develop gender identities
  • Discuss transgender, gender non-binary and gender fluidity
  • Explore whole school development using the new Gender Equality Charter Mark
  • Explore some activities and ideas developed and trialled by teachers from the Gender Respect Project for exploring gender equality in a global context for EYFS, Primary and Secondary students

'The whole day has definitely improved my knowledge and made me feel more confident in discussing gender issues in work' participant at 2017 course

Course leaders: Helen Griffin and Clive Belgeonne

The Gender Respect Project aims to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence. For more information visit: www.genderrespect2013.wordpress.com/

Venue: Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE

Start Date

  • Thursday 21 June 2018 (09:30)

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.

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