Eoghan O’Neill
TeachNet Moderator

Hi Eimear,

Welcome to the course. Including more global perspectives in our teaching would certainly allow us to provide for a more ’rounded’ curriculum. Your post shows excellent engagement with the themes of development education and the content of the article by Ehigie. Thinking of an integrated approach is essential, in order to cover these themes. ‘Developing citizenship’ on both a local and global level is a key aim of the SPHE Curriculum – the formation of student councils gives children the ‘lived experience’ of democracy and can be so valuable in that regard. So much of what we do in schools can model good and effective citizenship. As you have alluded to, our interactions with each other and with the children can play a key role in this.

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