course began in response to schools who felt that development or global
issues needed a specific place within their school study programme. A
partnership of teachers, students, NGOs and a third level institution
have been working together over the past 4 years to develop a unique
resource and approach to engaging students with development issues that
affect our place in the world today. The course has been tried and
tested in the classroom and has been continually adapted with input from
An online resource is available either at Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium, NUIM, Self Help Africa or www.developmenteducation.ie and a CD-ROM is available which contains the relevant information needed to implement the course in your school.
Aid funded the development of the course. At present, the course is
being embedded in schools with the assistance and support of the
Development Education Officers in Self Help Africa and the Education Officer, Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium, NUIM.
There are now 32 schools engaging with the project.
The schools are located in 4 clusters in West Dublin, Carlow, Midlands
Development Education pack offers guidelines and access to resources for
second level teachers who want to integrate Development Education in
their teaching. Divided into seven distinct strands: (Poverty, Gender,
Conflict, Health/HIV and AIDS, Human Rights, Trade and Fair Trade, and
Sustainability) It provides a wide range of the best resources available
on Development Education. With this pack you will develop your skills
and confidence as a teacher using active-learning methodologies. We all
have a role to play in making the world a better place.
Unit Developed by:
Katrina Foley, Joseph Clowry, Patsy Toland and Aileen Tennant.
The unit has
also benefited from input from participating students and teachers, CDPC
African researchers: Bosco Kalule (Uganda), Sarah Kituyi (Kenya) and
Kamugisha Gosibert (Tanzania).
Thanks to Leo
Hogan, staff and students of St. Mary's Academy, Carlow which was the
lead school for the last four years in the development of this
Transition Year Unit.
Special thanks to all the NGOs who have granted access to their resources