Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC) is the leading provider of global education services in Cumbria, and is a member of the Consortium of Development Education Centres, one of a network of around 30 Development Education Centres across England.
CDEC is concerned with good teaching and learning, emphasising a values-based approach and supporting thinking skills, enquiry and reflection. We feel it is important for young people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world, to recognise ways in which we are dependent on each other, to think about reasons for inequalities in the world and to find ways to act responsibly in their everyday lives.
Alongside a number of funded projects we offer professional support and training to schools, outdoor providers and other education settings through; outdoor learning, forest schools skills, philosophical enquiry and school linking.
Please visit the various pages of this website to gain a taster of services available from CDEC. However, if you need further information please don’t hesitate to contact us via the details at the bottom of this page, or via individual staff contact details.
“CDEC are an invaluable support for the delivery of our citizenship, history and geography curriculum. The high quality resources and information provided means that the children can have a more hands-on approach to their learning”
Judith Henderson, Beckstone Primary School