DECSY has created primary and secondary lesson plans and teaching resources; stimulating cross-curricular learning activities, including Philosophy for Children (P4C), related to the photographs, that can be used to support pupil understanding of life in a diverse, modern Britain and the ‘British Values’ of mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Here is an inspiring video of one of our staff members, Helen Griffin, being interviewed by Year 5 pupils at a school in China around Gender Equality and P4C. Helen is the author of ‘Gender Equality in Primary Schools: a guide for teachers, a hands-on guide that supports teachers and school staff in challenging gender stereotypes and sets out advice on how to implement gender equality and respect in the curriculum, and in all areas of school life.
The European-wide Gender Equality Charter Mark (GECM) is a framework that can be adopted by schools to help them develop leadership, curriculum, physical environment, and the attitudes and relationships of both the students, staff and wider community in relation to gender equality issues. Only 30 places available + free book & resources
Wednesday 28th April, 4.45pm onwards. Following the recent discussions about decolonizing the curriculum, the raised profile of the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, DECSY is pleased to welcome Sarah Ahmed to lead a workshop on Anti-Racist Education. This will be followed by DECSY's AGM from 6.15pm - 7.15pm.
Coping with Covid is a set of fully-funded one hour sessions on Friday afternoons this term, where teachers and school leaders in Sheffield can meet for mutual support and reflection about the pandemic, facilitated by DECSY, an independent educational charity that runs P4C courses and wrote the British Council’s new, Learning from a Pandemic teaching resource.
Gender Action is an award programme which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes. Tiered progression levels put gender equality at the heart of policy and practice, recognising those striving to ensure there are no limits on young people reaching their full potential. Register your nursery, school or college as a Gender Action supporter...
Non-Violent Action: A Force for Change is an exciting new curriculum development project funded by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust which aims to create a series of lesson plans across different curriculum areas for students aged 8-13 using P4C.
DECSY is working as one of nine partner countries bringing the Gender Equality Charter Mark to countries across Europe.
This new resource and associated free training sessions will help teachers make a contribution to a recovery curriculum in schools, and beyond this, by providing interesting, engaging and relevant content that encourages pupils to recall, discuss and process some of their thoughts, feelings and memories. The next training session - January, 2021, TBC.
These resources are aimed at children / young people learning at home. They are aimed at parents and carers but can also be used by teachers and in some cases for self-directed study.
Snapshots From The Borders aims to improve European, national and local decision makers’ critical understanding of migration flows, as well as that of the public and their opinion of the movement of people.
This project supports primary school pupils in Sheffield to gain hands on experience of an organic farm, paired with classroom learning surrounding sustainability based on those experiences.
Philosophy for Communities is a progression from P4C in schools; realising that adults can benefit from this methodology as much as children. DECSY has been running Philosophy for Communities groups since January 2020, both face-to-face and virtually.
Philosophy for Children (P4C) has long been valued by teachers as a method for developing critical and creative thinking skills through real dialogue about issues that matter to children.
Recommended resources tried and tested by a group of teachers during a 'Preparing for Fairtrade Fortnight' workshop in 2013.
Evaluation project 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.
Using dialogic learning methods to enable young people to have increased ability to communicate constructively and build trust with people from different backgrounds to their own.
Embedding the Global Dimension within the Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme, engaging schools across South Yorkshire and beyond in the personal, political and planetary implications of development.
This project embeds critical global learning in teaching and learning of mathematics in school. The focus is on 10 - 12 year olds and their teachers.
Create whole-school change for 13 - 18 year olds that will impact on young people's expectations of gender roles and challenge gender stereotyping.
This project embeds critical thinking and global learning within the teaching and learning of mathematics in school. The focus is on 10 - 12 year olds and their teachers.