Core Area 4: Outreach
If we are to reorient education systems, policies, and practices, to contribute to a world where justice and sustainability are the norm, then we must ensure that Global Citizenship Education (GCE) is central to discourse in all education settings and all aspects of curriculum and policy, teacher professional development, research studies, and cross government department initiatives to address the SDGs.
We invite stakeholders to engage in our work; equally, we reach out to stakeholders to share our insights, reflections, and findings and contribute to policy and curriculum formation. We continually seek to expand our Assembly and Associate membership.
We work with stakeholders to initiate conversations on how Global Citizenship Education (GCE) can be enhanced across formal education, how we can share our work and learn from the work of others, and ultimately ensure that GCE is central to discourse in education policy and reform.
Teacher groups and associations ● Teaching Council of Ireland ● State Examinations Commission ● National Council for Curriculum and Assessment ● Junior Cycle for Teachers ● Professional Development Services for Teachers ● Government departments (DES, DFHERIS, DCCAE) ● Teacher educator networks (GENE, Angel, EPI-STEM) ● National teacher education forum (DICE) ● Higher Education Institutions (outside of ITE) ● Post primary teachers, schools, school networks and patrons
We bring members together to develop submissions to government consultations as they arise. Recent submissions were written for the National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development to 2030 and the Irish Aid Global Citizenship Education Strategy 2021-2025.
WorldWise Global Schools
The Ubuntu Network works in association with WorldWise Global Schools, Irish Aid’s strategic partner for Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in post primary schools. Pre-service teachers benefit from being involved in WorldWise projects while on Schools Placement, experiencing GCE in the classroom and school environments. WorldWise Global Schools provide a range of resources suitable to teachers and students alike.