Development Education Day in Galway

For those that didn’t catch it, Development Education Day was run on the 15th February earlier this year in NUI Galway by Self Help Africa and supported by Irish Aid as a partnership event integrating Development Education as a much more significant component across all Initial Teacher Education programmes offered at the University.

Tailor made for students on the Professional Diploma in Education, Dioplóma Gairmiúil san Oideachas and the BA in Mathematics and Education programmes, as well as some practicing teachers from cooperating partner schools, the DE Day involved 26 expert speakers hosting 33 sessions, promoting awareness among the teachers. The event also provided attendees with some knowledge on the main emerging issues within Development Education and ideas on how to bring development issues, such as global interdependence, climate change and food security, into the classrooms through the curriculum.

Here’s a decent video with highlights from the event, courtesy of Eamonn McManus:

For further information on the event and resources relating to the day contact Seán Ó Grádaigh in the School of Education, NUI Galway, at or 091 494072/495985