Development Education

The Global Hub – Student Teacher Training 25/07/19

July 25, 2019
This programme features student teachers from UCC who have been working on a number of projects relating to development education.  It includes an interview with  Dr. Stephen O’Brien of the School of Education.  

The Global Hub – Sally Sanchez O’Neill Tribute 05/19

May 27, 2019
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the death of Sally O’Neill Sanchez who has died aged 68 in April 2019, following a horrific motor accident in Guatemala.  Also killed in that accident were her colleagues  Ana Paula Hernandez, Daniel Tuc and Ana Velasquez. Sally worked for the charity Trócaire, which she joined

Life in Limbo 05/02/19

February 5, 2019
ASYLUM SEEKERS FETAC 3 RADIO COURSE UCC in conjunction with CRAOL and Community Radio Youghal ran  a Radio Skills course to coincide with Refugee Week, January 21 to 25th 2019. The course was available to those currently living in Direct Provision Accommodation Centres. Congratulations to Asad, Dolapo, Nassim, Ozwell, Sultan, Blerina, Uzma (Full names not

The Global Hub – Latin American Series 2018 Part 1

November 1, 2018
As part of our ongoing work with Trócaire, who fund the Global Hub as one of their strategic partner projects, we are producing a series of three shows on the theme of Latin America. The first programme, The Global Hub: 21st September 2018, focuses on Nicaragua, Honduras and Argentina and features the following speakers: Professor

The Global Hub-Education and Global Development 05/07/18

July 7, 2018
  Education and Global Development Broadcast date: June 5th 2018 Presenter Gertrude Cotter explains the Id Est programme at UCC, which introduces student teachers to global development issues. Interview with student teacher, Ms O’Shea from the Nagle Rice Secondary School in Doneraile explains what she learned from the Id Est programme and how she applied

The Global Hub – Latin America Conference 2016

August 26, 2016
Gertrude prefaces the Latin American Conference in Maynooth 2016 by discussing her own personal interest in Latin American justice since her postgraduate degree. Chris O’Connell then talks about LASC, or the Latin American Solidarity Center, which he chairs; this organization was founded in 1996 in conjunction with Maynooth College to promote social justice campaigns and

The Global Hub – TTIP 2016

August 26, 2016
Delighted to report that my radio show The Global Hub has been awarded a Distinction Award by CRAOL the Community Radio Forum of Ireland. “An excellent production showcasing a rich local and global history. Excellent example of teamwork” (CRAOL) Having run a ten week course in Development Education and Radio at Youghal Local Radio (funded

The Global Hub- Moving On 2016

August 25, 2016
“Moving On” is the story of two people, Valerie Brown and Matthew Whitney. It is primarily the story of their move out of residential care for people with disabilities. Valerie and Matthew both lived in residential care for many years and have been engaged in a long process of preparation to move to their own

The Global Hub-Gender Equality 2016

August 25, 2016
Delighted to report that my radio show The Global Hub has been awarded a Distinction Award by CRAOL the Community Radio Forum of Ireland. “An excellent production showcasing a rich local and global history. Excellent example of teamwork” (CRAOL) Having run a ten week course in Development Education and Radio at Youghal Local Radio (funded

Ireland in the Wider World Series 2016

July 29, 2016
In 2016 I carried out a series of interviews with people with a link to Ireland, who had worked in different ways, in different decades in different parts of the world and in different jobs!  Here you will find a flavour of these interesting conversations which also form an oral history of the Irish connection

Global Hub CRAOL Award 2016

May 9, 2016
Delighted to report that my radio show The Global Hub has been awarded a Distinction Award by CRAOL the Community Radio Forum of Ireland. “An excellent production showcasing a rich local and global history. Excellent example of teamwork” (CRAOL) Having run a ten week course in Development Education and Radio at Youghal Local Radio (funded

Bernadette Connolly Interview – Cork Environmental Forum

January 12, 2016
Below is my interview with Bernadette Connolly, Coordinator of the Cork Environmental Forum. Cork Environmental Forum’s vision is for a sustainable world which prioritises environmental quality, protects and restores habitats and biodiversity, where consumption and economics take cognisance of the limitations of our one planet and where there is a fairer and more equitable share

Tanzania Group Interview

January 12, 2016
Three young people ten to three young people who just returned from Tanzania on a program called Insight, run by Development Perspectives.  DP is an Irish organisation working in the field of Development Education.  Its mission is to contribute to lessening poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship. Their work

The Global Hub: Sheila Dillon on Development Education

August 3, 2015
Shiela Dillon, former Development Education Officer at Trócaire, speaks to me at my very first radio interview.  Her professionalism helped to relax my nerves!   Thank you Sheila. [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/GertrudeCotter/interview-with-sheila-dillon-010715/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 4 Part 2

August 3, 2015
Chapter 4 Part 2: Key Concepts: The antidialogical action and its characteristics: conquest, divide and rule, manipulation, and cultural invasion; The theory of dialogical action and its characteristics: cooperation, unity, organisation, and cultural synthesis. The second part of Freire’s fourth chapter explores in more depth some of the concepts put forward in the first part

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chatper 4 Part 1

August 2, 2015
Key Concepts in Chapter 4: Antidialogicity and dialogicity as opposed theoretical frameworks for cultural action: the first serves oppression and the second, liberation. Antidialogicity and Dialogicity frameworks for cultural action Chapter 4 examines the broader cultural context in which the educational programmes described in chapter 3 take place. Just as the “banking system of education”

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chatper 3

June 4, 2015
Reflection on Chapter 3 of Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed Key concepts: The Word, Dialogue; Generative Themes; Critical Consciousness The Word In Chapter 3 of Pedagogy of the Oppressed Freire talks about The Word, which he says has two dimensions, reflection and action. To exist humanly is to name the world truthfully with a

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 2

June 1, 2015
Reflection on Chapter 2 of Paolo Freire’s Peadagogy of the Oppressed Key Concepts: The Banking Concept of Education; Biophily and Necorphily The teacher-student relationship and The Banking Concept of Education Paulo Freire is famous for his “Banking Concept of Education”. Just what is this concept? Basically he is saying that the traditional model of education

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 1

May 31, 2015
Reflection on Chapter 1 of Paolo Freire’s Peadagogy of the Oppressed Key Concepts: The Oppressed and the Oppressor; Dialogue; Humanist and Libertarian Pedagogy Introduction Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy. Born in Brazil he was one of the most influential thinkers about education in the late 20th century. He has been