Summer holidays at Montgomery DEC

Thank you for working with us during the 2016-17 school session. Now that the summer holidays are here, we hope you are enjoying your break!

Montgomery DEC won’t be closed for the school holidays, but we will be taking our own leave, so opening days and times will vary. If you’d like to pop in to the centre, you’ll be very welcome, but please drop us an email at montgomerydec@btconnect.com or telephone us on 01224 620111 to check someone will be here.

We look forward to working with you in the Autumn term!

Exciting job opportunity at Montgomery DEC!

Aberdeen for a Fairer World (AFW) is recruiting a part-time Global Learning Adviser, to join our team at Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) in Aberdeen.

Part-time – 21 hours per week                                                                                                                                                                

£16.00 per hour

Fixed term, initially early August 2017 – 30 April 2018 (continuation dependent on funding)

Main duties will include:

  • Supporting teachers and schools in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland in the delivery of global learning.
  • Developing and delivering continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers, focusing on Learning for Sustainability as an aspect of the Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Evaluating work and reporting to funders.

Applicants should:

  • Understand and be committed to global justice issues such as human rights, sustainable development and Fair Trade.
  • Have experience of the design and delivery of training sessions and interactive workshops.
  • Possess good IT skills and, ideally, have experience of using social media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage own work, achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Be confident to work independently and also work effectively as part of a team.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have access to a car and hold a full driving licence.

To apply for this post, please send a detailed CV with a covering letter with your contact details and explanation of how you fit the person specification and why you are interested in the post.

Applications should be submitted either by email (preferred) to: montgomerydec@btconnect.com or by post to:

Dr Geraldine McNeill (Human Resources Lead)

Montgomery Development Education Centre

79 Queen Street

Aberdeen

AB10 1AN

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 19 June 2017 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held in early July 2017.

Aberdeen for a Fairer World is an Equal Opportunities employer.  The decision to interview and employ will be based on the suitability of the candidate regardless of age, ethnic origin, sex or disability.

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Montgomery Development Education Centre is the education section of

Aberdeen for a Fairer World Scottish Charity Number SC014585.

79 Queen Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AN

E: montgomerydec@btconnect.com     T: 01224 620111     W: www.afairerworld.org.uk

FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC: Practical Action STEM teaching resources – Thursday 18 May 2017, 4.30pm to 6pm

During Term 4, we are offering three CPD twilights focusing on organisations which produce Global Learning material. Each session is designed for attendees to gain knowledge of well-known resource providers, as well as exploring and gaining confidence in their resources. Sessions will cover both primary and secondary resources.

18 May 2017

PRACTICAL ACTION RESOURCES

Welcome to the world of Practical Action’s free, STEM-based resources on Global Learning. This session will focus on how their practical activities can be used to address global issues, such as climate change.

Book on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-learning-twilight-practical-action-resources-tickets-33884975875

To book places please follow the Eventbrite link, for more information please email Hannes Sundkvist: mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

This session will take place at Montgomery DEC, 79 Queen Street AB10 1AN  – follow this link for directions

For more details, please see MDEC CPD Leaflet Summer term 2017

Exploring different standpoints on Fair Trade – a seminar at Montgomery DEC on Thursday 27 April 2017, 6 – 8pm

Welcome to an evening exploring different standpoints on fair trade.

We will be looking at whether fair trade is an effective contribution to global justice and will also discuss how organisations promote and portray fair trade in the UK.

To book please visit Eventbrite:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-seminar-exploring-different-standpoints-on-fair-trade-tickets-33668613730

First talk
Dr Nigel Dower
What makes Fair Trade Fair’
This talk seeks to show that, although benevolence often underlies motivation for fair trade, a more adequate motivational basis involves theories of global justice and attempts to reduce an individual’s dependence on systems of injustice.

Second talk
Rosario Alurralde & Hannes Sundkvist
‘The image of Fair Trade and the challenges on each side of the supply chain’
What message comes across when we discuss fair trade? This talk will examine the challenges on each side of the supply chain, including the possible contradiction of some NGOs advocating for fair trade while other NGOs deliver aid projects.

Refreshments will be served, fairly traded of course!

Tou will find Montgomery DEC at 79 Queen Street AB10 1AN – for further details and directions, please visit the Contact us page of this website

Summer term 2017 at Montgomery DEC – book your CPD places now!

During Term 4, we are offering three CPD twilights focusing on organisations which produce Global Learning material. Each session is designed for attendees to gain knowledge of well-known resource providers, as well as exploring and gaining confidence in their resources. Sessions will cover both primary and secondary resources.

To book places please follow the Eventbrite links, for more information please email Hannes Sundkvist: mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

All sessions will take place at Montgomery DEC, 79 Queen Street AB10 1AN and are held on Thursdays from 4.30pm – 6.00pm

For more details, please see MDEC CPD Leaflet Summer term 2017

  18 May 2017 – Practical Action resources

Welcome to the world of Practical Action’s free, STEM-based resources on Global Learning. This session will focus on how their practical activities can be used to address global issues, such as climate change.

Book on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-learning-twilight-practical-action-resources-tickets-33884975875

  25 May 2017UNICEF resources

“Every child has the right to an education – whatever their background, gender or ethnicity.” This is a recurring theme in UNICEF’s resources, designed to support teachers when embedding rights learning in their classrooms.

Book on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-learning-twilight-unicef-resources-tickets-33885197538

  8 June 2017Oxfam Education resources

Oxfam Education offer a wide range of ideas, resources and support for developing Global Learning and pupils’ understanding of the world and how to make positive difference in it. This session will cover a wide range of material suitable for introducing Global Citizenship.

Book on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-learning-twilight-oxfam-resources-tickets-33885456312

 

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2017 EVENTS IN ABERDEEN & ABERDEENSHIRE

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 runs from 27 February – 12 March

Please find below details of events being held in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Please contact the named organiser if you require further info about an individual event.

The venue for the Go Bananas craft event on Saturday 11 March is now confirmed as the John Skinner Centre, King Street, AB24 5AX (beside St Andrews Cathedral)

The University of Aberdeen has a wide range of activities, events, sales and promotions throughout the fortnight – some are mentioned below, for full details see their poster here

And NorthLink Ferries will be offering a free refill on any Fairtrade hot drink sold at the till during the fortnight – full details on NorthLink Ferries’ Facebook page

If you are organising a Fairtrade Fortnight event and would like it added to the list, please email Paula Merchant mdec.paula@btconnect.com and Hannes Sundkvist mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

ABERDEEN EVENTS

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FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC: GeoBus – 9 March 2017, 4.30pm to 6pm

We are delighted to welcome GeoBus to hold a CPD Twilight on climate change. GeoBus is a St Andrews-based Earth Science Learning education project supported by the Natural Environment Research Council, Scottish Government and industry. Curious about GeoBus? Take a look at when they visited Aberdeen and St Machar Academy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwMXZlSAOxk&t=2s

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

Aim and Session

The main aim with this session is to prepare and get ready for climate week, which is happening from 18 March and finishes with Earth Hour at 8.30pm on 25 March. The second aim is for teachers to get familiar with GeoBus’ downloadable education resources. The session is planned so attendees can explore practical experiments designed to enable understanding of climate change impact on a global scene, but also its national effects on Scotland.

Material and Resources

The key resources to be explored during this CPD session are Geobus’ own material, all designed for practitioners to learn more about topics related to climate change, such as geology. Alongside these resources, attendees will also be given a range of example resources from Practical Action, World’s Largest Lesson and RISC – Reading International Equality Centre.

Outcome

By attending this session, teachers will gain confidence in addressing climate change topics. Other key skills that can be drawn from this session will be out-door learning based activities.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions: http://bit.ly/2c1Rss7

 

Montgomery DEC at the Aberdeen Learning Festival – 14 February 2017

We are delighted to say that we will be at the Aberdeen Learning Festival again this year. We will be on Stand 11 throughout the day, so please come and visit!

If you’ve signed up for our seminars He Named Me Malala (Seminar 1T) and UN’s seventeen Global Goals for Sustainability (Seminar 2T) we look forward to seeing you at these sessions, which are now fully booked.

If you didn’t manage to get a place on our seminars, do pop along to Stand 11 and we will be happy to talk to you about our free CPD programme and how we can support you and your school with global learning.