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North-West Wales EES Newsletter Autumn 2009

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New ESDGC Website

There is now an ESDGC website on the NGFL website.  It has draft school policies, case studies and documents etc Click here to view.

Exciting New Opportunities to develop ESDGC

The World Education Centre has just received a 3 year grant from the Development Awareness Fund which will open many new opportunities for schools in north-west Wales to develop ESDGC.  Around £40,000 a year will go to supporting schools in this project.   It will enable teachers from the Foundation Phase through to the Welsh Baccalaureate to develop aspects of ESDGC such as thinking skills, whole school planning and international partnerships through working with teachers already experienced in these areas.  Ten teacher mentors will be recruited to support 40 schools each year - supply costs will be covered.  Yearly conferences will be held to share good practice and in the final year a video of good ESDGC practice will be produced.

If you are interested in either being an ESDGC mentor or in developing ESDGC please contact Sheila Bennell s.bennell@bangor.ac.uk (tel. 01248 383728) or Bethan James bethanjames@cynnal.co.uk

North-West Wales EES NewsletterMay 2009

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Distance-learning modules for teachers

The School of Education Part-time Master's course offers several modules on Global Education/Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship as part of the College of Education and Lifelong Learning MA/MEd courses. Four modules are currently available: Introduction (10 credits); Methodology (10 credits); The Interdependent World (20 credits) and Sustainable Change (20 credits). All are available as distance learning modules every year. For 2008-09 Introduction and Sustainable Change will also be taught on 5 MA course Saturdays, beginning in October, and Citizenship & Global Justice on 5 MA course Sundays. For more details contact Gwen Hughes on 01248 382932.

Resource for teachers

Education for Sustainable development and global citizenship- teaching resources, background information, policy etc
http://www.esdgc-wales.org.uk

 

NEW RESOURCES

The Genie in the Bottle

A new free downloadable KS2 resource on climate change from BT – includes book and lesson plans

New on Oxfam's Education website
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/
Mapping our World is a new interactive whiteboard resource for pupils aged 8-14. It consists of nine fun activities all about maps, globes and how we view the world. It is designed to fit the Geography curriculum but is also suitable for areas of ICT, Citizenship, PSE and Environmental Studies.

Global Music Lesson Plans

Global Music lesson plans for ages 5-16. Bring a global dimension to your classroom with our Oxfam Global Music Lesson Plans. This selection of easy-to-use activities are for Primary and Secondary teaching. Pick and choose from 20 stand-alone lesson plans that bring Education for Global Citizenship to all areas of Music teaching.
Teaching Controversial Issues is a free guide for teachers full of strategies and activities to help teachers tackle controversial issues in the classroom.

From Cafod

CAFOD have produced a Climate Change photopack for KS3 as a resource for RE and Geography.  The pack contains teachers’ notes, lesson ideas and curriculum links, A4 photographs, stories from CAFOD partners, Geography content and RE content, action ideas and web links.  Online resources can be found at www.cafod.org.uk/climatephotopack

Also available to download is Degrees of Change, a play script and resources

Focus on Climate Change - This new primary school resource from CAFOD includes stories and actions, a climate-change game, and a scheme of work with many other resources available online at www.cafod.org.uk/primary

From WaterAid

Splash Out is a website aimed at young people. There is a variety of background information on problems faced by children who don’t have safe water or toilets. Content includes an overview of the issues with downloadable fact-sheets, information about the countries WaterAid works in and the children they work with, water-related facts and games suitable for children to play online/.

http://www.wateraid.org/splash_out/

Young children & global citizenship

Approaches for enabling children to develop their ideas and understanding of the world, It shares creative work from teacher groups who have developed ideas and activities around a selection of themes including:
Children thinking about the world • A sense of belonging
• Celebrating diversity • Festivals and beyond • A pocketful of stories • Children learning from children • Special places and • active citizenship. Information from: http://www.tidec.org/Resources/Resources.html