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Course Descriptions

Children's Rights for the Early Years

This twilight course helps build teachers’ own understanding of Human Rights and Children’s Rights and shows how teaching about them is relevant for the early years.

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Developing Global Citizenship

A whole school staff CPD to introduce the subject of Rights, offering signposting to effective resources and introducing ideas and activities for incorporating a Rights-based ethos throughout the whole school. 

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Fairtrade Café Conversations

Coming soon . . . a Fairtrade Café Conversations event will be held at the One World Centre in 2018 to give educators and the wider opportunity the chance to come together to find out more about what is happening in Dundee – Fairtrade City and to talk about Fairtrade and its relevance and impact in our world today. 

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Fairtrade for the Early Years - Pablo the Super Banana

A twilight session for early years practitioners and teachers to explore fair trade as a context for learning, and to find out about resources and support available through the One World Centre. Come along and discover how the story of Pablo the super banana can help your establishment gain a Fairtrade Award!

This twilight course will give you the opportunity to:

  • increase your own understanding of what fair trade is, and why it is needed
  • see the potential of fair trade as a context for exploring issues of fairness, sharing, children’s rights and developing empathy
  • get ideas for activities and resources to help you work towards becoming a Fairtrade Nursery/School

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Fair Trade for Primary to Secondary

Fair trade is an ideal interdisciplinary global citizenship topic! This course builds teachers’ own understanding of trade justice and fair trade, and demonstrates activities for discussing the ethics of the world’s trading system in the classroom. Practical ideas for action are included. Teachers will gain the knowledge required to help their pupils acheive the Fairtrade Schools award.

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The Fairtrade Puppet Show for Primaries 1-3 in Dundee Schools

Talented Theatre Company Director, Maggie Newell, will share the story of Pablo the Banana’s Fairtrade Journey through this stimulating and interactive puppet show.  Suitable for children for Primaries 1-3, completely FREE OF CHARGE and available to all Dundee primary schools, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and to book a date for your school. 

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Food for Thought: Making local to global connections

Do you teach about food as a topic or part of a wider project? Want to see how food links to Learning for Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals? Whether or not you have garden space for growing things in your school, this twilight will make you think about the joys and challenges of growing food here and across the world!

The aims of the twilight are to:

  • Enable teachers to develop their professional learning around global food justice/sustainability
  • Explore the opportunities for enhancing food topics through making local to global links
  • Provide evidence of teacher and pupil understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Teachers on this course will have access to follow-up support from the One World Centre in terms of ideas and resources to develop their food topics.

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Interdisciplinary Learning for PGDE Students

The opportunity for PGDE students to come together and meet with One World Centre advisers to consider how Global Citizenship issues can be incorporated in primary and secondary subjects using resources focussing on contexts such as Diversity, Interdependence, Fairtrade, Recycling, Equality, Social Justice and Globalisation.

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Introducing Global Citizenship for the Early Years

Global Citizenship is a key element of Curriculum for Excellence and Learning for Sustainability, but what does it look like in the Early Years? Much of the good practice already happening in nurseries is Global Citizenship, in terms of the values and behaviours we encourage. By coming to a shared understanding of what we mean by Global Citizenship, this course will affirm what you are already doing!

This twilight course will give you the opportunity to:

  • explore some of your own values and attitudes, and where they have come from
  • consider how to include a global approach to common Early Years topics
  • experience a range of stories, photo-packs and big books to engage young children in the world around them

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Introduction to Global Citizenship

Exploring the key themes, skills, values & attitudes. This course will help you get your head round what is meant by Global Citizenship, and give ideas for activities and resources to enhance any area of the curriculum.

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Literacy and Global Citizenship

Global citizenship themes provide stimulating contexts for reading, writing, talking and listening. We will identify texts and stories which introduce issues of fairness, empathy and diversity, and consider active learning approaches to support the development of critical thinking skills.

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Numeracy and Global Citizenship

In this course we will explore the significance of numeracy to understanding social justice, equity and environmental sustainability, and provide some activities and resources to make maths lessons relevant and motivating!

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Our Forests Our Future

This three-part course linking Global Citizenship and Outdoor Learning is based around the online resource Our Forest Our Future which was developed in partnership with the Forestry Commission.

The resource helps primary teachers and pupils explore the interdependence of people and forests locally and globally, and the vital role of forests in sustaining our environment in the past, present and future.

This participatory course shows how the three key elements of Learning for Sustainability - Global Citizenship, Sustainable Development and Outdoor Learning - are connected.  Good fun and the ideal way to discover how to make outdoor learning a reality for your school. 

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Philosophical Enquiry

A new two-part CPD twilight entitled ‘Read, Write, Think’, incorporating literacy skills and helping help teachers work through the process of philosophical enquiry. The course has been created around two publications for children by Arun Gandhi: ‘Grandfather Gandhi’, which explores the topic of anger and ‘Be the Change’, which passes on Mahatma Gandhi’s wisdom about how we should value and share the world’s resources. The course will introduce the stories and take teachers through lesson plans which they can then use in the classroom, using Philosophy for Children methodologies.  

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Professional Learning Conference

Conference for teachers to identify practical solutions and interesting contexts for making Literacy, Numeracy and Health & Wellbeing the Responsibility of All within a school setting.

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Refugees - Facts and Myths

Why teach about refugees?

As more images appear of people fleeing their home countries, how do we support children and young people to develop an informed view of what is going on and why?

This course will explore some of the facts behind the current refugee situation and challenge many of the myths and negative stereotypes often portrayed in the media.  We offer practical activities and strategies for investigating the issue in the safe space of the classroom, and ideas for a wealth of supporting resources.

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Rights across the Curriculum: an active learning approach

This course helps build teachers’ own understanding of Human Rights and Children’s Rights and shows how teaching about them is relevant across the curriculum and throughout the ethos of the school, linking to Eco-Schools and Fair Trade. Photographs and real-life stories show how rights are met or not met, locally and globally.

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Teaching Children from Refugee and Migrant Communities

This course has been developed in collaboration with the West of Scotland Development Education Centre, The EIS Teaching Union and the University of Dundee’s Dr Ian Barron, Reader in Trauma Studies.  It will give participants a chance to talk about some of the issues faced by refugee and migrant children and families, outline their legal rights, consider the range of needs of migrant children and look at approaches to developing schools of sanctuary and safety.  It will be delivered in Perth for Perth & Kinross teachers but can also be repeated for other schools/authorities where there is further demand. 

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One World Centre 189 Princes Street, Dundee. Monday-Thursday 10am to 4pm. Tel. 01382 454603 | email

One World Centre is a member of:

IDEAS for Global Citizenship

Funded by:

Scottish Government   Scottish Government