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About Scotdec

Scotdec is a Global Learning Centre which has been supporting global citizenship education for nearly 30 years.

Our vision

  • Our vision is that young people in Scotland are able and motivated to challenge global inequality – creating a fairer future for all.
  • Our values are based on a commitment to social justice and sustainable development and belief that people can bring about change.
  • We aspire to work in an inclusive and participatory way and have a creative and responsive approach to learning.

Our work

Scotdec staff work towards our vision by providing quality professional learning opportunities and resources to support global citizenship across all sectors of education. We gather evidence to demonstrate the social and educational value of global citizenship to educators and policy-makers across Scotland.

Our team 

Scotdec has a small but very professional staff team with many years of experience. Our professional Learning Advisers are all qualified teachers and youth workers supported by financial and administrative expertise built up over many years.

Our management committee are dedicated to ensuring that Scotdec is a professional and effective organisation, supporting global citizenship in Scottish education.

Our partnerships   

Our vision, values and aspirations are not unique to us – we are part of a national and international movement committed to education which leads to a fairer future for all.

In Scotland we are one of 6 Global Learning Centres in Scotland who in turn are all members of IDEAS (international Development Education Association Scotland) which is the network of all those in Scotland involved in Global Citizenship Education.

We engage with colleagues across the UK and Europe to strengthen our collective message of the need for Global Citizenship Education as a way of making sure that the young citizens of Europe are informed and motivated to demand and create change for a better and fairer future for all.

Many of our European partnerships have developed through working together on creative and innovative projects funded through the European Commission.

We believe that working in partnership strengthens our impact, increases our reach and enhances our message. Our partners include Local Authorities and other statutory education providers as well as organisations in the voluntary sector such as Oxfam and Scotland Malawi Partnership.

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Scotdec is a member of IDEAS. Registered Charity No. SC005017. Company registration No 194772 (Scotland).

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This website has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Scotdec (Scottish Development Education Centre) and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.