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The Policy Environment for Development Education


UCC Praxis

When: Thursday, 29 April 2021, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Registration: Hosted on Zoom. This event is free but registration is essential. Register at Eventbrite here.


The Centre for Global Education & Praxis (UCC Development and Global Citizenship Education Project) invite you to a seminar titled: 'The Policy Environment for Development Education'.


  • Gertrude Cotter (Chair), Lecturer, Centre for Global Development, UCC & Academic Coordinator of Praxis
  • Dobrawa Aleksiak, Doctorate candidate, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Magdalena Kuleta-Hulboj, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Mags Liddy, Nano Nagle Newman Fellowship, University College Dublin
  • Susan Gallwey, Development Education Practitioner
  • Liam Wegimont, Executive Director of GENE – Global Education Network Europe

About the Event:

This event has been organised to present and debate the content of Issue 31 of the Centre for Global Education’s bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. The theme of this issue is ‘The Policy Environment for Development Education’ which aimed to take stock of how national and international policies are interacting with the development education (DE) and global learning sector. 

Issue 31 included articles on development education in the formal education and adult and community sectors, and the full issue is available here. Three of the articles published in Issue 31 will be presented at this seminar and the aim is to enable authors to debate their articles with readers to facilitate discussion on good practice in development education. The three papers being presented at the seminar are:


  • A Policy at a Standstill: A Critical Analysis of Global Education in the Polish National Curriculum

          Dobrawa Aleksiak and Magdalena Kuleta-Hulboj

  • The Wrong Tool for the Job? The Application of Result-Based Approaches in Development Education Learning

           Mags Liddy and Susan Gallwey

  • The Policy Environment for Global Education, Development Education and Awareness Raising: Reasons to be Cheerful While the Future is Unwritten

          Liam Wegimont


The seminar is often relevance to Development Education; Human Rights Education; Development Studies / Tertiary Education; Sustainable Development; Adult and Community Sector; Black and Minority Ethnic Sector.

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Policy and Practice: A Development Education and this seminar are funded by Irish Aid.

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