Global Citizenship and Development Education (GCDE) Praxis UCC Award
9 x 2hr(s) Lectures and 6 x 1hr(s) Workshops.
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Cert of Attendance
Free to UCC Staff and Students, unemployed and asylum seekers Wider community €100 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
5th January 2022
Course Delivery Method
Students explore the theory and practice of GCDE using theoretically-informed, action-based learning. The module critically explores themes of global wealth/poverty, human rights, social justice, sustainable development, geopolitics, aid, financial justice, power, social movements, women, indigenous and refugee rights, local and global governance and intercultural communications.
The emphasis is on ‘taking action for change’. Students develop skills and tools to empower them to take action for social change. These include critical thinking, critical media analysis, group building and facilitation skills, planning and evaluation tools, campaigning tools, approaches to informed advocacy and policy change, creative arts, radio, multimedia storytelling, digital tools for communication, collaboration and creativity
Additional Teaching Mode Information
Currently, due to Covid restrictions, this module is being run online but in ‘normal’ times we hope this will revert to a blended learning approach, comprising 9 x 2hr(s) Lectures and 6 x 1hr(s) Workshops.
Contact Hours: 24
Self-directed Learning (if applicable): 20
This course introduces learners to the theory, themes, values and practice of Global Citizenship and Development Education. It emphasises how we can take action to change local and global issues which concern us. It explores what we mean by ‘civic engagement’ with a view to taking informed, collective action towards a just society. Assessment is project based and often links to the work of organisations working in the field of local and global development.
This course is aimed at
Community and Youth organisations
Religious and pastoral bodies
Fees and Costs
UCC staff and students free.
Asylum seekers: free