About Us:

 

Our history

The Centre was set up in 1993 with funding from Christian Aid. In 1998 it was granted full membership of the Development Education Association and charitable status followed in 2002. Major funding from the Department for International Development and the EU was obtained in 2001 for a three year project, ‘Passport to Change’.

Since then projects have included working with primary and secondary schools to develop teaching materials related to the Kenyan soap opera, Makutano Junction.

 

 

Our structure

Craven DEC is managed by a voluntary management committee.  Two part-time global eduction officers, Fiona Protheroe and Liz Roodhouse are employed as consultants.

We have experience and expertise in:

  • Global learning in schools
  • Developing and delivering projects
  • CPD for teachers and classroom activities which raise young peoples' awareness and engagement in, education for sustainable development and global citizenship.

 
A small number of volunteers provide invaluable help.

Global dimension

 

Underlying the notion of a global dimension to the curriculum are eight key concepts:

Values and Perceptions

Developing a critical evaluation of representations of global issues and an appreciation of the effect these have on people's attitudes and values.

 

 

 

Global Citizenship

Gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts and institutions necessary to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

 

 

 

Interdependence

Understanding how people, places, economies and environments are all inextricably interrelated, and that choices and events have repercussions on a global scale.

 

 

 

Sustainable Development

Understanding the need to maintain and improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for future generations.

Human Rights

Knowing about human rights including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

 



Diversity

Understanding and respecting differences and relating these to our common humanity.

 

 

 

 

Conflict Resolution

Understanding the nature of conflicts, their impact on development and why there is a need for their resolution and the promotion of harmony.

 



Social Justice

Understanding the importance of social justice as an element in both sustainable development and the improved welfare of all people.

 

Craven DEC

St Andrew’s Church, Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 2JE

Telephone:

07810 200202

Email:

liz@cravendec.org.uk

Registered charity number 1091643

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Values and Perceptions

Global Citizenship

Interdependence

Sustainable Development

Human Rights

Diversity

Conflict Resolution

Social Justice

working towards positive change
through development & education

Values and Perceptions

Developing a critical evaluation of representations of global issues and an appreciation of the effect these have on people's attitudes and values.

 

Global Citizenship

Gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts and institutions necessary to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

 

Interdependence

Understanding how people, places, economies and environments are all inextricably interrelated, and that choices and events have repercussions on a global scale.

 

Sustainable Development

Understanding the need to maintain and improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for future generations.

Human Rights

Knowing about human rights including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.



Diversity

Understanding and respecting differences and relating these to our common humanity.

 

 

Conflict Resolution

Understanding the nature of conflicts, their impact on development and why there is a need for their resolution and the promotion of harmony.



Social Justice

Understanding the importance of social justice as an element in both sustainable development and the improved welfare of all people.