University of Limerick

ubuntu partnership

Nurturing Global Citizenship Education as core to the
values, culture and discourse of Initial Teacher Education at
University of Limerick

PARTNERSHIP TEAM

  • Professor Patricia Mannix McNamara
  • Professor Oliver McGarr
  • Professor Geraldine Mooney Simmie
To understand the GCE views and experiences of ITE teacher educators (and student teachers) at School of Education, and interfaculty level.
To support the conceptualisation and complexities of integrating GCE into ITE, as a core element
underpinning all aspects of the ITE programme(s).
To nurture a school-wide focus on curriculum, capacity building, advocacy and outreach for GCE in line with the Céim standards and other practice and policy contexts.
Increase provision of high-quality, evidence-based GCE in post primary ITE curricula.
Professional Development of Educators: Enhance teacher educator capacity to facilitate and
model GCE in ITE.
Contribute to research on GCE in ITE.
Support outreach through collective engagement of education stakeholders in critical dialogue,
action and advocacy for GCE.

In year two of TC AC2 revised programme enactment, it is an opportune moment for the partnership as we implement the revised four year UG programme. Our initial objective to understand the GCE views and experiences of ITE teacher educators from a range of foundation and professional studies, school placement, and subject discipline modules, will commence in early 2024 through the establishment of a teacher educator community of practice, and online survey. Toward mid-2024, the student teacher T&L impact survey will occur. These will aid understanding curriculum for GCE in line with the Céim standards and other practice contexts. In addition, facilitate the conceptualisation and related complexities of integrating GCE into ITE, as a core element underpinning all aspects of the ITE
programme(s). We anticipate these endeavours will support the identification of needs for capacity
building for GCE in line with the Céim standards and other practice and policy contexts.