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Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael wants to hear more …

L to R:     Steve Roberts Global Learning Advisor, MDEC

Elinor Farquharson Head of Faculty, Social Studies and Global Citizenship, Dyce Academy

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP Secretary of State for Scotland

Dr Nigel Dower Acting Chair of the Third World Centre

Susan Jenkins Senior Education Officer, MDEC

Following his launch of the GLP-S in November 2013, the Right Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, wanted to hear how the programme was progressing and to see first-hand the work of development education centres. 

 

 

His visit to the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) in Aberdeen on Wednesday 3rd September gave him the opportunity to meet staff and volunteers working on the programme and to hear directly from teachers.

Susan Jenkins, Senior Education Officer at MDEC explained how the GLP-S is enabling work with schools on developing a rights-based global learning ethos and curriculum. 

 

The Secretary of State shared his work with an NGO in Cameroon, where pleading individuals’ rights (in legal cases / courtroom) were core to making them a reality.  He also shared the impact Africa had on him and explained how he used photos and videos in classrooms to make lessons real and to illustrate our connections and similarities.

Elinor Farquharson, who is Faculty Head, Social Subjects and responsible for Global Citizenship at Dyce Academy, agreed with Susan and described how global citizenship activities enabled a more in-depth understanding which enriched their partnerships with a Kenyan school and a school in South Sudan.  Elinor also commented on how the excellent global citizenship work in primary schools was evident in many students when they came up to Dyce Academy.

The visit ended with the Secretary of State taking away some of the many resources he was shown and commenting on how our world is now ‘socially globalised’ with, for many in the world, the ability to have ‘immediacy of contact’.

For further information on the Montgomery Education Centre contact montgomerydec@btconnect.com


 

L to R:     Steve Roberts Global Learning Advisor, MDEC

Elinor Farquharson Head of Faculty, Social Studies and Global Citizenship, Dyce Academy

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP Secretary of State for Scotland

Dr Nigel Dower Acting Chair of the Third World Centre

Susan Jenkins Senior Education Officer, MDEC

Following his launch of the GLP-S in November 2013, the Right Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, wanted to hear how the programme was progressing and to see first-hand the work of development education centres. 

His visit to the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) in Aberdeen on Wednesday 3rd September gave him the opportunity to meet staff and volunteers working on the programme and to hear directly from teachers.

Susan Jenkins, Senior Education Officer at MDEC explained how the GLP-S is enabling work with schools on developing a rights-based global learning ethos and curriculum. 

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