Climate Change Education Seminar 2024

We invite all who are interested in Climate Change Education to join us to celebrate the upcoming publication of the joint Ubuntu – Mary Immaculate edited volume, Teaching climate change in post-primary schools: a multidisciplinary approach.

Date: May 23rd 2024

Location: Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Cloughjordan, Tipperary, E53 VP86


At this event you will be invited to:

Discuss core ideas within chapters

Explore potential to create a Community of Practice to harness the collective energy of the group and how to advocate for CCE in schools

See what is happening in schools via WorldWise Global Schools.

Reflect on how we can support teachers to teach the new Climate Change and Sustainable Development senior cycle subject.


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Tea, coffee and a warm welcome!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Teaching climate change in post-primary schools: A multidisciplinary approach: final steps towards publication

Anne Dolan (Mary Immaculate College) & Deirdre Hogan (Ubuntu Network)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Bringing climate literacy into schools

Sue Adams (Education for Sustainability)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

A human rights approach to Climate Change Education: Experiences from WorldWise Global Schools projects

Lizzie Noone & Laura Power (WorldWise Global Schools)

12:30 AM – 1:45 PM


1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Conversation circles

• Highlighting key themes and pedagogical approaches in the book;
• Exploring opportunities for cross disciplinary teaching and learning;
• Considering approaches to supporting CCE in schools (e.g CoP, teaching of new subject)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Tour of the Eco-village

Times in the Agenda may be subject to change.

To register for the event, please click on the button below:

For more information, contact our Network Coordinator:

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

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!


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration, welcome, coffee and catch-ups!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Ubuntu Matters

Sharing of emerging areas of work within the Network including the
development of a Communications Strategy, establishing priority GCE areas
for exploration and members’ needs.

10:40 AM – 11:50 AM

The Role of digital technology in informing young people
on GCE related issues and other

Ollie McGarr (SoE, UL) and Mark Malone (Hope and Courage

This dialogic session will explore how social media can shape societal views
by tailoring digital content to reinforce dominant viewpoints rather than
challenging them and presenting competing alternatives. This can contribute
to shaping public opinion on matters and polarise perspectives on
contemporary societal issues such as immigration. Drawing in aspects of
digital citizenship, digital competence and critical media literacy, this aspect
of the workshop will explore how teacher educators can contribute to
developing more robust and critical digital literacies amongst their students
to successfully navigate this complex online space.

11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

Break, coffee…time for a walk?

12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

Modelling GCE (Parallel Workshops)

GCE in the English Classroom – Rachel Lenihan (UL)
This workshop will invite participants to engage in pedagogical
approaches that explore GCE themes such as gender imbalance and
homelessness through the teaching of English. Participants will
explore approaches to developing critical literacy and addressing
controversial issues in the classroom, while also drawing upon
student teachers’ reflections on implementing such approaches
while on School Placement.

Using Satellite Data to explore the SDGs – Helen Cullen (MU)
This 5*S workshop will introduce educators to an invaluable
interface, ArcGIS, for teaching students about the Sustainable
Development goals using real satellite data. It will show how digital
skills can be developed through the use of spatial data to highlight
real world issues and how they can be addressed.

Modelling Social and Emotional Learning for GCE – Brenda
Gallagher and Kathryn Moore (UoG)
This workshop will provide an insight into pedagogical approaches
used to embed Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in teacher
education programmes in UoG. This workshop will included
references to empathy mapping, storytelling, and student teacher
leadership to demonstrate pedagogical approaches that support
student teachers to build the skills and mind-set necessary to foster
empathy and solidarity in their classrooms, thereby nurturing
cohorts of compassionate and socially conscious learners.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Lunch, group photograph

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Getting creative with Dissemination

Continuing our conversations on communications, this session will delve
into the range of dissemination options available to us via multi-media.
From mini-coms strategies and hacks, to trailers and low-fi outputs, this
session will raise and respond to some important questions on how to get
our message out there!

3:15 PM


Times in the Agenda may be subject to change.

To register for the event, please click on the button below:

For more information, contact our Network Coordinator:

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:

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