Teaching for a better world: Introducing Development Education


This booklet was compiled for students of the Professional Diploma in Education at Dublin City University. It starts from the very basics of development education as well as offering many curriculum linked development activities

Author: Frances Leahy and Deirdre Hogan

Publisher: Ubuntu network and Dublin City University

Year: 2013

Pages: 36

Country of Origin: Ireland

Keywords: development education, millennium development goals, teacher training

Target Audience: transition year, senior cycle, adult and community settings, youth groups, 16+ years, junior cycle, 12-15 years

Curriculum Subjects: geography, civic social and political education, religious education, english, history, business studies, mathematics, science

Available Formats: booklet

Tags: Education, Teaching, Teaching practice

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This booklet contains many helpful lesson plans and accompanying resources to begin teaching development education. The Main topics covered in this resource are:

Section one: an introduction to development education

  • Ubuntu Network

  • Development Education

  • Millennium Development Goals


Section 2: group activity – stimulus pack

  • Stimulus Discussion Activity for Each Group

  • Images

  • Business Studies

  • Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)

  • English

  • Geography

  • History

  • Maths

  • Modern Languages

  • Science

  • Useful Links

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