Eoghan O’Neill
TeachNet Moderator

Hi Daniel,

Welcome to the course and thank you for your contribution here. I think your post alludes to that sense of shared global citizenship that we are seeking to instil through development education. It’s so important to develop that sense, as problems elsewhere in the world are likely to become problems here at some point. The content in later modules on ‘migration and refugees’ and ‘global inequalities’ will develop this further.

SPHE is a great subject for integrating and interrogating the themes of development education. Sourcing quality picture books around the topics and themes is also an effective way of getting rich discussion going. This helps the children to (initially) remove themselves from the discussion and view it through the ‘fictional’ lens of the literature.

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