UCC CPD courses

Global Citizenship and Development Education (GCDE) Praxis UCC Award


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  • Title

    Global Citizenship and Development Education (GCDE) Praxis UCC Award

  • Code


  • College


  • Duration

    9 x 2hr(s) Lectures and 6 x 1hr(s) Workshops.

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    Free to UCC Staff and Students, unemployed and asylum seekers Wider community €100 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    5th January 2022

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Start Date

    19th January


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

Why Choose

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 

UCC students 

UCC staff 

PME graduates 


Community and Youth organisations 

Religious and pastoral bodies 

Fees and Costs

UCC staff and students free. 

Unemployed: free 

Asylum seekers: free 

Others: €100 

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