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    Joining the Dots: Connecting Change, Post-Primary Development Education, Initial Teacher Education and an Inter-disciplinary cross-curricular approach


    Quirke-Bolt, Nigel and Jeffers, Gerry (2018) Joining the Dots: Connecting Change, Post-Primary Development Education, Initial Teacher Education and an Inter-disciplinary cross-curricular approach. Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 27. pp. 163-181. ISSN 2053-4272

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    Abstract

    This Perspectives articledevelops a rationale for the integration of a development education (DE) approach into initial teacher education (ITE)within a cross-curricular framework. The perspective is grounded in the practical considerations of the local and global circumstances of living in today’s world.A discussion is presented of significant current ecological, technological and socio-cultural changes and the resulting challenges they pose if schools and communities are to respond responsibly and imaginatively. In particular, we focus on ways in which ITE providers can strengthen the moral and social justice dimensions of the pupils’ learning experience through DE.While schools have various traditions of building aspects of global citizenship into their programmes, recent curricular developments at Junior Cycle in post-primary schools in Ireland offer fresh opportunities to engage withinter-disciplinarytopics such as sustainable development, climate change, social justice and participative democracy. For meaningful changeto take place, student-teachers and teachers need a thorough grounding in the many issues linked with concepts associated with global citizenship and the methodologies that are effective in facilitating such learning.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Development Education (DE); Initial Teacher Education (ITE); Ireland; Junior Cycle Reform; Teachers’ Professional Identity; Teaching Council;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 10487
    Depositing User: Dr. Gerry Jeffers
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 10:25
    Journal or Publication Title: Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review
    Publisher: Centre for Global Education
    Refereed: Yes
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