Eoghan O’Neill
TeachNet Moderator

Hi Sam,

Welcome to the course. You have used the word ‘interconnected’ a number of times in your post and I think this really speaks to the key point of Ehigie’s article. The author is seeking a shift in mindset from ‘local solutions to local problems’ to ‘global solutions to global problems’. We can all be guilty of passing things over as they do not directly relate to our lives in Ireland. However, as you have pointed out, development education can play a key role in developing a sense of ‘global citizenship’ among our pupils. Later modules on climate change / global inequalities can be covered through this ‘interconnected lens’. I’m sure you will be able to discover many specific examples of how this interconnectedness could be developed in the remainder of the course.

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