Global Learning projects, programmes and resources for schools and teachers.

For over 20 years Devon Development Education has been working with schools and communities, aiming to help children and people of all ages understand the big issues in the world and their involvement in them; make links with the ‘global village’ within and outside Devon; and work together for a more just and sustainable world.

Our main long-term projects are ... 

Cultural Champions

Fairtrade 

Food for Thought 

Twilight for Teachers: Free sessions are often offered to teachers and others interested in the global dimension in education. Check the Teacher Training page for details. 

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) enables young people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions about the way we do things individually and collectively, both locally and globally, that will improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for the future.

Global Citizenship, while similar to Development Education, is a more recent development and has emerged in the wake of the citizenship curriculum.

Development Education involves teaching and learning the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values that enable young people to become increasingly aware of issues related to development, environment and sustainability.

Global School Partnerships (GSP) is a DfID funded programme which provides advice and guidance, professional development opportunities and grants to help develop school partnerships between schools in the UK and schools in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

More to follow

KS2/3 Schools multimedia learning: French, Geography and Global Citizenship.

KS2/3 Schools multimedia learning: Spanish, Geography and Global Citizenship.

Teaching resources to support children taking their First Steps into education.  

Connecting local schools, community groups and local real food providers.

Artefact boxes and books from our Learning Library, available for use in teaching.

Model UN South West:
A simulation or role play of the United Nations for Sixth Form.

Welcome!

...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

01392 438811
dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk

Announcements

Our next event will be on Wednesday 21st April at 6pm - Travelling to Tibet an illustrated talk by Dr Eirene Williams.

Volcano in St Vincent Update: We have news from our colleague Veronica in St Vincent where the volcano has been erupting since 9th April. This PowerPoint (28MB) has photographs from Veronica and some information on the current situation. 

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Children’s Story Books - Appeal for Uganda: During lockdown DDE has been supporting a project in Uganda training teachers to teach reading using phonics. We are now appealing for assistance to provide story books for the children so that they can begin to enjoy reading. There are two ways you could help either with a donation to buy books from a supplier in Uganda or by donating suitable books which will be shipped to Uganda. 

You only have until Sunday afternoon to watch Queen of Katwe the true story of a young girl living in a very impoverished situation in an informal settlement in Kampala. But she has a genius for chess! A really hopeful film. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000b1zs/queen-of-katwe

DDE's weekly Newsletter has links to current news items, videos and events.

Our fortnightly Teaching Resources provide links for resources for KS2 and KS3

We have put the Zoom recordings of our events on YouTube.

You can find details of our work in the DDE Brochure and the Food for Thought programme.

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