We believe our education system can and should empower young people to act as global citizens, able and committed to shaping a just and sustainable future for all, locally and globally.
Based in Glasgow, WOSDEC work towards these goals by supporting educators throughout the West of Scotland to develop their skills in Global Citizenship, Learning for Sustainability and Rights-based Learning. Our training and ongoing support transforms teaching and learning.
Our Professional Learning team are all qualified teachers, with many years experience of working in Scottish education. We understand the pressures teachers are under in the ever-evolving world of education.
OUR ACTIVE, PARTICIPATIVE TRAINING IS A PROVEN SUPPORT TO TEACHERS, HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME THE GLOBAL CITIZENS OF TOMORROW
Global Citizenship is an active learning process through which learners and teachers begin to understand, explore and develop issues shaping the world.
- understand the links between their own lives and those of others throughout our fast-changing, globalised world
- explore the economic, social, political and environmental forces that shape communities everywhere
- develop the skills, attitudes and values to work together to promote social justice
- work actively towards a world where human rights are respected universally and power and resources are equitably shared.
For more advice on Global Citizenship in schools, read Oxfam's overview.
WOSDEC is a not-for-profit organisation
The majority of the work we do is project funded. Over the years, our work has been supported by a range of donors, including Oxfam and the Scottish Government. Read our Strategic Plan (pdf) and Annual Report (pdf) for more information on what we've achieved so far, our funding and our plans to continue supporting educators in the West of Scotland.
The bigger picture
WOSDEC is a member of IDEAS (International Development Education Association of Scotland), a network of organisations and individuals committed to promoting education for Global Citizenship across Scotland.
We are one of six Development Education Centres (DECs), who work closely together to ensure all educators across Scotland have access to high-quality Professional Learning opportunities and innovative learning and teaching practices. Scotland’s DECs support educators at all levels to incorporate Global Citizenship into classrooms, across whole schools and in learning communities.