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.

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