DECSY manages a rich variety of projects involving partnerships with schools and other organisations. These range from national projects such as bringing a global approach to SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) and developing links between schools in the UK and Southern countries based on justice rather than charity (Carbon Partners) to local projects such as developing collections of objects for loan to schools (Critical Objects). Our current partners are the Geographical Association, Sheffield ESCAL (Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate) and groups of schools in South Yorkshire. In all projects we seek to work alongside teachers and other educators to enhance global learning.
Click on the links to the left to find out more. There is also information about previous projects.
Building Communities through Dialogue
This is a 3-year project (2011-14) funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation aimed at using dialogic learning methods to enable young people to have an increased ability to communicate constructively and build trust with people from different backgrounds from their own.
Connecting People and Planet (Turkey/Rotherham)
'Connecting People and Planet' is a project linking Winterhill Comprehensive and Technology College in Rotherham and Bursa Hamitler Doga College in Turkey, looking at technology and nature-based learning.
P4C national SAPERE project
DECSY is part of a national SAPERE (umbrella organisation for P4C) evaluation project funded by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) designed to find out the extent to which P4C can raise standards in schools with substantial numbers of pupils in areas of lower socio-economic groups.
EU Comenius project with Portugal
DECSY is working with teachers in Portugal on an EU-funded project called 'Inclusion for All: Education, Pluralism and Achievement.' The aim of the project is to compare approaches to working with multi-ethnic populations and develop teachers' awareness, knowledge and skills in working with migrant heritage children.
Geography & The Global Dimension
This 3-year project, in partnership with The Geographical Association (GA) and funded by a DFID mini–grant, aims to strengthen the Global Dimension and the place of geography within the primary curriculum.
DECSY has received some funding to working with Sheffield Initiative for Fairtrade to promote Fairtrade in the city.
SEAL & The Global Dimension
The key objective of this project is to provide clear pathways and appropriate resources for embedding the Global Dimension (GD) within the SEAL programme.
Gender Respect Education Project
This is a three year (2013-2016) project bringing together teachers of pupils aged 4-14 along with creative practitioners and young people to develop engaging, participatory and creative curriculum activities and materials. These will help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence in a local-global context.