Deirdre Seery

Development Education is very important in today’s world. It helps us understand global issues, be more caring, and make a positive impact. We can mix it into different subjects, do a variety of activities outside the classroom, and get involved in community projects. By doing this, we learn to think critically and respect other cultures. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a big part of it, and we can work towards achieving them. We can have fun debates, use videos and other online learning tools, and team up with different organizations. It’s also beneficial to connect with students from other countries. By incorporating Development Education into our teaching practices and inspiring colleagues to plan related activities, we nurture active global citizens who are committed to creating a more sustainable, equitable, and just world. Finally, being a global citizen means caring, empathizing, and acknowledging both privileges and disadvantages. It calls for working collaboratively to reduce disparities and promote happiness for everyone. Although the journey towards a better future is challenging, our progress as humans shows that we can continue moving forward together.

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