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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.

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 (P4C) in Early Years Foundation Stage, February 2018

Philosophy for Children (P4C) in Early Years Foundation Stage, February 2018

Aims of Session: 

• To understand the value and benefits of P4C for young children for developing speaking and listening and thinking critically and creatively
• To explore the building blocks of philosophical enquiry
• To recognise the opportunities within daily practice for developing skills and dispositions for P4C
• To discuss what the P4C steps look like in F1 and F2

This course runs over three afternoons and will give an opportunity for participants to develop and try out ideas and materials in their settings between the sessions.

Suitable for schools which have already established P4C or would like to begin using it in EYFS. This course includes the opportunity of a free follow-up visit to Pye Bank School to see P4C in practice.

Facilitators: Helen Griffin and Ann Dawson, Foundation Stage Leader and Assistant Headteacher at Pye Bank Primary, Sheffield

Start Date

  • Tuesday 27 February 2018 (13:00)

Dates

27th February, 13th and 20th March 2018 (1 - 4pm)

Venue

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

Cost

Cost: £180 for three sessions (£160 for DECSY School Members)

How to Book

bookingsATdecsy.org.uk (substituting @ for AT)
Philosophy for Children Level 2a - SAPERE validated - 1st & 2nd March 2018

Philosophy for Children Level 2a - SAPERE validated - 1st & 2nd March 2018

P4C develops children's critical and creative thinking skills, using real dialogue about the issues that matter to them.

P4C Level 2a (SAPERE validated) is a chance for you to advance your skills for higher quality enquiries and to support less-experienced colleagues.
This course is for practitioners who have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more and whose student are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate. 

Level 2a

  • Examines the nature, purpose and method of philosophical enquiry 
  • Shows how to choose and create materials to stimulate deeper philosophical thinking and dialogue
  • Extends practices and tools for better philosophical thinking and facilitation 
  • Strengthens understanding of the theory and practice of critical, creative, caring, and collaborative thinking 
  • Establishes criteria for planning and evaluating progress over a cycle of P4C enquiry, exercise, and review

Glp Approved Cpd

Start Date

  • Thursday 01 March 2018 (09:00)

Dates

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd March 2018 (9:00am - 4:30pm)

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 or telephone: 0114 241 2750.
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

Glp Approved Cpd

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
Helping children make sense of the world, Friday 9th March 2018

Helping children make sense of the world, Friday 9th March 2018

Providing teachers with techniques for handling controversial issues, promoting SMSC and engaging with 'FBVs'. 

This course provides you with a national validated qualification and enables you to develop the skills and confidence to incorporate global learning in the curriculum and promote active global citizenship with pupils.

Key Global Concepts - exploring the fundamentals of global learning
Perspectives - questioning assumptions
Approaches to Learning - developing critical thinking skills
Applying Learning - in the classroom, the curriculum and beyond

Glp Approved Cpd

Start Date

  • Friday 09 March 2018 (09:30)

Dates

Friday 9th March 2018 (9.30am – 4.30pm)

Venue

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

Cost

120 (£100 for DECSY School Members) (includes buffet lunch and light refreshments)

How to Book

bookings@decsy.org.uk or call: 0114 241 2750
Relationships, Sex & Young People in an Internet Age,  Monday 12th March, 2018

Relationships, Sex & Young People in an Internet Age, Monday 12th March, 2018

Like it or not, the world as we knew it has changed for today’s children and young people. Social media, normalised image sharing and easy access to adult content mean that professionals and parents/carers need to respond to this new landscape.
This day will give you the confidence and tools to support children & young people to make positive & safe choices in their future relationships.

The day’s course will cover: 
• Sexual consent & rape
• Sexting
• ‘Stepping up, stepping in’ to sexual harassment
• Impact of pornography
• Revenge porn
• Dating apps
• Lad culture - harnessing ‘boy power’ 

This course will be led by theCHAT, Relationship & Sex Education specialists.   www.thechat.org.uk

Start Date

  • Monday 12 March 2018 (09:30)

Dates

9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday 12th 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.
Deepening Philosophical Enquiries (Thursday 15th March, 2018)

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

Glp Approved Cpd

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.

(Re)connecting People and Planet: Learning and well-being, Thursday 22nd March 2018

A two-part course aimed at KS2 and KS3, taking place at an outdoor learning centre. The course begins with activities that help to promote connectivity, well-being and a sense of place and purpose before going on to consider the aims above. Participants will be encouraged to try out activities and ideas developed on the first day and reflect on and develop them on the second day.

Aims of the course:

  • (Re) connect teachers with the bigger picture of education.
  • Consider the role of education in the world today.
  • Discuss the competences learners need to survive and thrive.
  • Understand the role of global learning in developing a holistic curriculum.
  • Recognise the need to connect to people and planet.
  • Develop practices that promote well-being and sustainability.

Glp Approved Cpd

Start Date

  • Thursday 22 March 2018 (13:30)

Dates

13:30 - 18:00, Thursday 22nd March 2018.

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE.

Cost

£160 per person

How to Book

Email bookings@decsy.org.uk or call 0114 241 2750.
Global Citizenship 'Otherwise': Learning to see with different eyes, April 2018

Global Citizenship 'Otherwise': Learning to see with different eyes, April 2018

An online course consisting of an introduction (one hour) and four modules (two and a half hours each): education, development, sustainability and global change. Teachers can choose to complete any two modules to receive a certificate.

  • Aims of the course:
  • Develop more complex analyses of global issues.
  • Engage with uncertainty and multiple perspectives.
  • Become more aware of how we are part of the problem and the solutions to global issues.
  • Expand frames of reference, recognising contributions from different knowledge systems.
  • Engage from theory to practice and practice to theory.
  • Open our social and ecological imaginations to imagine different futures.
  • Build deeper relationships with historically marginalised people and communities.
  • Re-ignite our sense of connectedness and responsibility towards each other and our planet.

Glp Approved Cpd

Start Date

  • Wednesday 18 April 2018 (16:30)

Dates

16:30 - 17:30, 18th - 25th April 2018.

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE.

Cost

£150 per person.

How to Book

Email bookings@decsy.org.uk or call 0114 241 2750.

Using P4C to Explore Extremism & Terrorism, incorporating SAPERE P4C Level 1 Training, April 2018

This two and a half 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

  • Monday 23 April 2018 (15:00)

Dates

Monday 23rd April (3pm - 6.30pm), Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April 2018 (9.30am - 4.30pm)

Venue

Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE.

Cost

£350 per person

How to Book

Email bookings@decsy.org.uk or call 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

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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