TEACHERS & EDUCATORS
This section has been designed to support teachers and educators in exploring development and human rights issues.
It includes a range of icebreakers, energizers, stimulus sheets, examples of how to use a variety of resources for diverse ages and groups. They have been selected to assist in organising classes, workshops and events and have been adapted from the 80:20 Development in an Unequal World resource CD. There are also other specific materials that will add value and expand learning opportunities, such as exploring development issues through popular music.
Also in this section you will find support materials specifically designed for Primary Education as developed by the Development and Intercultural Education Project - DICE.
The resource "It's a Small World" includes support materials designed for tutors and students in adult basic education that explores a wide range development issues and includes some activities which focus on particular aspects of language and spelling.
Materials for Primary Education
The teaching materials in this section support teacher educators in introducing sustainable development, human rights and global development issues at primary level. It includes:
- A teacher’s guide to this website
- Fully online and updated Team Planet series on interdependence and environmental education
- A range of Education for Sustainable Development proposed session outlines, materials needed, explanations of how to carry out the activities and background material for the activities produced by DICE.
Materials for Post Primary Education
The teaching materials in this section support teachers in introducing development issues and in the classroom at Junior Cycle, Transition Year and Senior Cycle levels. It includes:
- A teacher’s guides to this website
- Extracurricular opportunities for students
- Information about the Irish development education post primary schools programme
This module will explore a selection of different musical forms from across the globe. What we hope it will do is help you to explore new musical styles, introduce you to musicians you might otherwise never have heard of, and start thinking about music as a reflection of culture, politics and history.
Working with groups
This section includes introductory ice-breakers and trust games, energizers, suggested activities, trigger/stimulus sheets, etc.
Materials for Adult Basic Education
An adult education resource developed for tutors and students in adult basic education to link and learn about a variety of development issues including, hunger, landmine, safe water, Fair Trade, etc. The resource includes activities that focus on particular aspects of language and spelling.
Using Resources to Explore Issues
A section exploring the use of a variety of support resources such as cartoons, maps, photographs, case studies, reports, etc., in educational settings.
Exploring Popular Culture in Education
In this section Tim Weedon - Rap artist, music manager and educator - explores using popular culture in a variety of educational settings.
Materials in Support of the Geography Syllabus
The materials in this section were developed to supplement a workshop at the Blackrock Teacher Education Centre with geography teachers. The materials developed specifically responded to the queries by teachers attending the course. They include snapshot background country information and some useful links.