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Dialogue Day 6: 14 June 2013

Teaching for Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability in Initial Teacher Education:
Towards a Framework for Integration

On the 14th June 2013, the Ubuntu Network held its sixth Dialogue Day, in association with the Research Centre for Education and Professional Practice (RCEPP) at the University of Limerick. The event comprised workshops and dialogue groups reflecting some of the big issues and innovative pedagogies behind the integration of Development Education into post-primary initial teacher education.


The following sessions took place:


Welcome & the Role of Development Education in the Department
Dr. Patrick Ryan, Head of Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick

 Video (Dr. Patrick Ryan)


Introduction to a Framework for Integrating Development Education into Teacher Education
Deirdre Hogan, Ubuntu Network Coordinator

 Video (Deirdre Hogan)

 Slides (Deirdre Hogan)


Keynote Address: Teaching for diversity, inclusivity and social justice: a cosmopolitan journey, followed by Questions and Answers
Prof. Audrey Osler, Professor of Education, Buskerud University College, Norway/ University of Leeds, UK

 Video (Prof. Audrey Osler)

 Slides (Prof. Audrey Osler)


Discussing Perspectives: How to introduce a concept as complex as development to student teachers?

Dr. Paul Conway
, School of Education, UCC

Prof. Tom Lodge
, Dept. Politics and Public Administration, UL
Dr. Audrey Bryan, Education Department, St. Patrick’s College
Bríd Dunne, Education Unit, Trócaire

 Video (Dr. Paul Conway)

 Video (Prof. Tom Lodge)

 Video (Dr. Audrey Bryan)

 Video (Bríd Dunne)


Parallel Workshops: A Focus on Pedagogy:

  • Workshop 1: Dialogue Session: Using multimedia to communicate the integration of Development Education, a case study and discussion
    Tony Murphy, Fiona King, Jennifer Heavey (Faculty of Education, National College of Art and Design)
  • Workshop 2: Confessions of a teacher educator: Teaching for Diversity and Inclusivity
    Dr. Joanne O’Flaherty (Dept. of Education and Professional Studies, UL)
  • Workshop 3: A dialogic approach to Development Education issues in the classroom: Film as a resource
    Carmel Hinchion (Dept. of Education and Professional Studies, UL), Rachel Lenihan (Scoil Mhuire Agus Íde, Newcastle West)



 Slides (Workshop 1)

 Slides (Workshop 2)

 Slides (Workshop 3)


Book Launch: 'Education that Matters: Teachers, Critical Pedagogy and Development Education at Local and Global Level', edited by Mags Liddy & Prof. Marie Parker-Jenkins

Speaker: Dr. Kevin McDermott, Professional Development Service for Teachers

 Video (Dr. Kevin McDermott)

 Video (Mags Liddy)

 Video (Prof. Marie Parker-Jenkins)

Dialogue Day 6 was an official UL40 event.

The Academic Year 2012/2013 marks an important milestone in the University of Limerick’s history as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the admission of its first cohort of students in 1972. A number of activities and events on the campus over this academic year mark this great occasion.