Dialogue Day 2024

Dialogue Day 2024

Priority Conversations and Pedagogy for GCE

Dialogue Day brings Network members and colleagues together in a safe space to share, consider and explore their experiences of teaching and engaging in GCE. It provides a variety of perspectives and new lenses through which to reflect upon teaching and professional practice.

Date: June 12th 2024

Location: Hodson Bay, Roscommon Road, Athlone, N37 XR82


Conversation Circles and Workshops:

1. The Role of Digital Technology in Shaping Young People’s Views on GCE Related Issues

Speaker: Dr. Oliver McGarr, School of Education, UL

2. Student Agency and Self-reflection on GCE in the PME

Speakers: Dr. Brenda Gallagher and Dr. Kathryn Moore, School of Education, UoG

3. Teaching from the Stars: Using Satellite Data to Teach about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Speaker: Helen Cullen, Department of Geography, MU

4. Exploring Social Justice Themes in the English Classroom

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Lenihan, UL

5. Building a Communication Strategy in ITE for GCE

Speakers: Teja Solar and Deirdre Hogan

Join us at Dialogue Day 2024 to engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain insights from experts in the field, and connect with fellow educators passionate about Global Citizenship Education. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching practice and contribute to a broader dialogue on GCE. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Assembly Meeting 2024

Assembly Meeting 2024

The 2024 Assembly Meeting took place 18th January at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin.


9:30 – 10:00am           Registration and Welcome

10:00 – 10:50am         Ubuntu Matters

Consultation with members on emerging areas of work within the Network including the Ubuntu Céim Research Project, developing of a pilot Exemplar of Practice, and plans to develop a Communications Strategy in 2024.

10:50 – 11:15am         Tea, coffee & conversation

11:15 – 12:30pm        The Depth Education for Youth (DEFY) project

                                 Charlotte Bishop (Suas) and Sive Bresnihan (Comhlamh)

DEFY is interested in how we and fellow educators engage with feelings of fear, anxiety, grief, shame, defensiveness, guilt, apathy and more that are present in our education spaces when addressing Global Development Issues. This workshop will provide an insight into the project and allow you the opportunity to reflect on your own practice through an anonymized journaling-style tool.

12:30 – 1:45 pm          Lunch & further conversation

1:45 – 3:15pm            Dialogue on 2023-2024 Projects and Partnerships

Conversations Circles to explore and discuss key questions/considerations arising from 2023-2024 projects as well as the experiences of Partners (UL and UCD) in moving from project to partnership.

3:15- 3:30pm              Closing Remarks


Network Research Meet 2023

Network Research Meet August 30th, 2023

The Ubuntu Network Research Meet provided a space to discuss GCE related research ideas within Initial Teacher Education, and the potential for institutional and inter-interinstitutional research projects.

You can now download the PowerPoint material from the event by clicking the button below!

For more information, please contact Dr. Joanne O’Flaherty, Ubuntu Network Research Lead:


Research Internships

Ubuntu Network Research Interns

The Ubuntu Network Research Internship Programme supports new ITE graduates to explore key research themes that are central to the work of the Network and the CGE/ESD sector. In 2023 interns worked in the areas of teacher educator identity and the challenges they face, professional and curriculum development, diversity & inclusion, etc.

See the intern profiles below.

News & Updates

Dialogue Day 2023

Dialogue Day 2023

June 8th

In Assembly 2023, we explored worldviews and the multitude of factors that influence how we see the world and respond to challenges presented within GCE. In this year’s Dialogue Day, the focus was to expand our thinking to explore such concepts as value orientations, self-perceptions, identity and belonging, and connections with the environment.

The day consisted of practical workshops which afforded a range of opportunities to hear about and experience different pedagogical approaches that prompt student teachers to interrogate global development issues. These included storytelling, visual arts and digital games.

More information on Dialogue Day can be found linked in the Handbook below.

Video Recap of the day

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