Suas Educational Development has been our strategic partner for development education in third level colleges since 2012. They currently work in seven colleges across Ireland delivering a range of awareness-raising activities, development education courses and facilitating initiatives that enable students to take constructive action on global justice issues.
These activities include:
- The STAND Global Issues Course: Suas run Global Issues Courses on six major campuses in Ireland: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, University College Cork and NUI Galway.
- The 8x8 Festival: This annual festival consists of an outdoor exhibition with supporting learning events and activities at ten third level locations around the country.
- The Ideas Collective: Held over the summer months, this programme inspires and encourages ideas for social or environmental action relating to global issues.
- STAND.ie: Suas raises awareness about key development issues via their online network, including STAND.ie, their social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and their STAND e-newsletter
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Primary School Initial Teacher Education
The DICE (Development and Intercultural Education) programme in Initial Teacher Education empowers student teachers to teach about global development issues and to encourage equal respect for one's own and other cultures both locally and globally. Irish Aid supports DICE in all five colleges of education.
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Post-Primary School Initial Teacher Education
The Ubuntu Network promotes Development Education in Post-Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Ireland. Their goal is to support teacher educators and student teachers to engage with local and global development issues, to see how they are relevant to their subject areas and disciplines, and to understand the value that such perspectives bring to teaching.
Launch of the Change Lab at NCAD Gallery (Credit: Department of Foreign Affairs)
Irish Aid supports Ubuntu across a number of colleges of education: