Courses

DECSY offers a full range of courses and events to help you improve your skills in incorporating Global Learning in your teaching. To book on to a course contact: bookings@decsy.org.uk or phone 0114 241 2750.  The 2018 – 2019 courses are:

Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage

  • 22 January 2019
  • 1pm
  • 4pm
To understand the value and benefits of P4C for young children (including links to EYFS curriculum requirements)

School-centred introduction to Philosophy for Children

  • 06 February 2019
  • 9.30am
  • 3.30pm
An opportunity to see P4C in practice in a SAPERE Silver Award school and to find out how a whole school approach to P4C can enrich and develop students, staff and communities.

Global Teacher Award – Level 1 Accredited Course

  • 06 March 2019
  • 1.30pm
  • 4.30pm
Endorsed by Oxfam, the Global Teacher's Award supports teachers in developing the skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into the curriculum.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1

  • 12 March 2019
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
  • 10 June 2019
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
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.

Embedding P4C within the Literacy Curriculum

  • 20 March 2019
  • 9.30am
  • 3.30pm
This course will support teachers in using Philosophy for Children (P4C) and literacy together to critically explore 'British values' in the context of global learning at KS2.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 2a

  • 25 March 2019
  • 9am
  • 4.30pm
  • 04 July 2019
  • 9am
  • 4.30pm
P4C Level 2a is for practitioners who have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more and whose students are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate.

Philosophy for Children – Beyond Level 1 (Tools for Thinking Together)

  • 18 June 2019
  • 9.30am
  • 4.30pm
Aims of the course: • To reinforce your practice and facilitation skills to become a more versatile and confident 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» Read More

Planning a broad and balanced curriculum through Global Learning

  • 19 June 2019
  • 9.30am
  • 4.30pm
A workshop format course aimed at KS2 and KS3, focusing on curriculum development, teaching and learning, development of whole school ethos, pupil behaviour and values.

Gender Equality in Schools

  • 21 June 2019
  • 9:30am
  • 4:30pm
Participants will receive a free copy of 'Gender Equality in Primary Schools' A guide for teachers, written by Helen Griffin (published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Persona Doll Training

  • TBC
This course is ideal for Early Years practitioners, KS 1 and 2 teachers and learning support staff to develop confidence, knowledge and skills in using Persona Dolls.