The School of Education, NUI Galway, Development Education Day 2019

Feb 12 2019 Posted: 15:20 GMT

Dev Ed Day 2

The School of Education, NUI Galway hosted its eighth Development Education Day on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.  Funded by Irish Aid through the UBUNTU network this event is embedded firmly in the School's philosophy of equality and justice.

The overall aim of the day is to raise awareness among student teachers on concepts such as development, social justice, sustainability and human rights and to foster discussion and debate on how best to integrate such issues into teaching and learning at the secondary school level.

This year, as per previous years, students from other Schools within NUIG as well as Transition Year (TY) students and teachers from some local secondary schools were invited to attend the event.   A number of development education experts, representing a range of development and development education organisations, facilitated interactive workshops for over 150 student teachers and members of staff of the School of Education and local post-primary schools.

In addition, Peadar King, producer of the RTE series 'What in the World?', provided a thought provoking address on how we, and the media in particular, construct people as different and the consequences of such constructions of ‘other’, in particular the impact that this might have for student teachers in their professional practice. 

Click here for the Development Education Day 2019 Schedule.

Jim Lenaghan

School of Education

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