Reply To: Module 1 – Introduction to Development Education

Mikey Flanagan

The importance of Development Education has never been more evident, considering the current international news and its relevance in Ireland and globally. As an educator in a mixed-class Irish school, I believe it is crucial to teach children about global citizenship and create an inclusive environment for non-Irish students. Appreciating diverse cultures and embracing differences should be emphasized. The concept of shared humanity, proposed in the article, serves as a valuable foundation for provoking discussions and debates in the classroom. Introducing the recommended games and resources from the module would greatly enhance development education activities in our school. Collaboration among colleagues is essential in implementing these activities effectively. By prioritizing development education, fostering global citizenship, and utilizing appropriate resources, we can establish an engaging and welcoming learning environment that prepares students to become empathetic and active participants in the global community.

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