Resource Title

Finding Our Voice: a resource on debating world development


Using the ‘art of debating’ as a platform for learning about global development issues and big ideas, Finding Our Voice is an ideas and activities resource.

It is designed to support debates about world development and human rights issues in post primary schools, youth groups and at community level and offers a range of debate materials, practical tips and tools for organising debates and a review and assessment section.

Resource Details

  • Date added: 25th April 2013
  • Author: Tony Daly, Michael Doorly, Ciara Regan and Colm Regan
  • Publisher: Concern Worldwide
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2012
  • Page Count: 68


Finding Our Voice is a practical, ‘hands-on’ resource using debating as a platform for learning.

It has been written as an accessible guide to debating world development for teachers and educators who may not have done ‘debates in the classroom’ before, and is based on Concern’s experience of running the national Concern Debates competition over the past 30 years.

Designed to complement Transition Unit plans, the Welsh Baccalaureate, the Junior Cycle (Media Studies, CSPE) and the Leaving Certificate (Geography, English, Economics, History and Business Studies).

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Print copies of Finding Our Voice can be ordered from Concern’s Active Citizenship Unit by:

Cost €10 plus p&p