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    Welcome to CoDEC

    Locally based dynamic and innovative centres of global learning.

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Consortium of Development Education Centres

DECs are locally based dynamic and innovative centres of global learning.

CoDEC brings together independent, not-for-profit organisations that support and deliver global learning in schools and communities across England.

These development education centres (DECs) help people of all ages learn about the world around them and further afield, building the key idea of interdependence. Learners are supported to acquire core dispositions towards themselves, others and the environment; understanding of concepts such as identity, diversity, fairness, conflict and sustainability; and a range of relevant skills relating to:

  • self-awareness
  • communication and empathy
  • conflict resolution and collaboration
  • critical and creative thinking
  • taking action

The need for high-quality global learning in schools and communities has never been more critical. 

In response, CoDEC has updated its well-established Global Teachers Award. This is a nationally validated training course, delivered by local DECs (CoDEC ensures the quality of this provision), that helps teachers navigate the wide range of global learning resources and support available. 

In addition, each DEC promotes and supports best practice in global learning in their area through CPD training, whole-school initiatives, advice and access to resources for sale and for loan. They define their own areas of work in response to local needs and enquiries. DECs work with schools, teachers, local authorities, youth and community groups, universities, volunteers, and adult learners.


DEC services aim to lighten the workload and increase the knowledge and understanding of those they support by providing:

  • Learning programmes for schools
  • CPD training and workshops
  • Community outreach and education
  • Youth work programmes
  • Resource libraries
  • Talks and lessons
  • Support and advice
  • Teaching ideas

Global Teachers Award: Fully funded places are available

The national Global Teacher Award (GTA) is available to state primary and secondary teachers across the country through CoDEC, funded by the British Council. For other participants, the cost is £200.

The course promotes skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into the curriculum, and active global citizenship into schools. Find out more about the course here.

We will be continually adding dates for GTA courses around the country, so please keep checking for new ones. Courses that are currently organised are:

Level 1 - 14 May 2019 (9.00am-3.30pm
The Kenn Centre, Kennford, near Exeter, EX6 7UE
(Course delivered by Devon Development Education [DDE])

Level 1 - 20 May 2019 (9.30 to 4.00pm)
Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park L16 9JD
(Course delivered by Liverpool World Centre)

Level 1 for EYFS and KS1 - 21 May 2019 (9.00am-4.00pm)
The Beehive, University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Cumbria
(Course delivered by Cumbria Development Education Centre)

Level 1 - 23 May and 6 June 2019 (1.30pm-4.30pm on both days)
RISC, 35-39 London St, Reading RG1 4PS
(Course delivered by RISC)

Level 1 for KS2 - 4 June 2019 (9.00am-4.00pm)
The Beehive, University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Cumbria
(Course delivered by Cumbria Development Education Centre)

Level 1 - 6 & 27 June 2019 (2pm-5pm on both days)
HEC Global Learning Centre, London, PDC, 229 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6AD
(Course delivered by HEC Global Learning Centre)

Level 1 - 10 June 2019 (9.30am-4.00pm)
DEED, West Moors Middle School, Heathfield Way, West Moors, Ferndown BH22 0DA
(Course delivered by DEED)

Level 1 - 12 June 2019 (9.30am-4.00pm)
EWE Centre, Esh Winning Primary School, Durham
(Course delivered by OASES)

Level 1 - 13 June 2019 (9.30am-4.00pm)
Main Hall, The Oddfellows, 32 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GU
(Course delivered by Global Education Derby - GED)

Level 1 - 15 June 2019 (9.30 to 4.00pm)
Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park L16 9JD
(Course delivered by Liverpool World Centre)

Level 1 - 25 September 2019 (9.30am-4.00pm)
Venue TBC, Newcastle
(Course delivered by OASES)

Level 1 for KS2 - 2 October 2019 (9.00am-4.00pm)
The Beehive, University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Cumbria
(Course delivered by Cumbria Development Education Centre)

Level 1 - Wed 6 November and Wed 20th November 2019 (1.30pm-4.30pm on both days
At Development Education Centre South Yorkshire, Sheffield
(Course delivered by DECSY)

 

GTA Courses 2020

Level 1 - 12 February 2020 (9.30am-4pm)
Venue TBC, Sunderland
(Course delivered by OASES)

 

Sign up for any one of the above courses here.


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