Core Area: Outreach


Research is an important tool to inform practice. With a full time Research Lead, we conduct research that provides an insight into Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in ITE, in particular we gather and analyse data to demonstrate the impact of Ubuntu supported partnerships and projects. We also provide a research hub for members, pointing to current research on GCE and mentoring them where appropriate to conduct out practice-based research, and supporting dissemination of outputs to relevant target audiences.

Key Stakeholders

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

Dialogue day discussion


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.