Reply To: Module 1 – Introduction to Development Education

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Niamh Flannery
Participant

I found the article, The Role of Global Citizens in Today’s World very interesting. As teachers we hold a responsibility to model correct behaviours. We must look at ourselves and our behaviour as we introduce children to topics such as global citizenship. Development Education is extremely important as it allows the children to develop their awareness and understanding of the unequal society that we live in. it allows children to explore local and global problems and therefore gives them the opportunity to explore justice and equality. I would include it in my own teaching by using suitable resources and activities that allow the children to work together to develop their critical thinking and learn the importance of equality and respect. During my teaching experience I have taught children from many countries, I have always encouraged them to share their experience and incorporate their cultures into our classroom.

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