This learning unit supports teachers who want to explore the global development issues that affect our world with their students. It will help students develop the skills necessary to affect positive change in their own lives and also to see their actions as part of a wider change for a more just world.

Intro

This learning unit supports students who want to explore the global development issues that affect our world. It will help them develop the skills necessary to affect positive change in their own lives and also to see their actions as part of a wider change for a more just world.

The course is designed with four core modules, these include:

  1. What is Development Education?
  2. Poverty
  3. Conflict
  4. Gender Inequality.

The core modules are designed with comprehensive lesson plans and supporting resources which enable a teacher who is new to Development Education to facilitate engaging lessons. The outline of the course allows the teacher to build their own capacity for the subject. Extra reading materials are provided to delve further into each topic.

The course has four supplementary modules:

Following the skills learned in the core modules, teachers can develop their own lesson plans based on the active learning methodologies used in the core modules such as walking debates, think-pair-share activities etc.

Aims of course

The course allows students to investigate the causes and consequences of actions on these global issues. Through research, debate and critical reflection, students should have a greater understanding of the complex world around them. It equips students with the knowledge, ideas, skills and values to participate as active global citizens.

Students should be well equipped to take action within their own communities and be empowered to have a positive impact on a local and global scale.

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ISBN: 978-0-9930234-4-6

Published: 30th November 2015.

More info: on the background to the project and the team that worked it.

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