I currently work as a lecturer at the Centre for Global Development UCC. That work involves lecturing on Development Education and Global Citizenship across the University. It also involves coordinating the Praxis Project, UCC’s Development and Global Citizenship Education Project.
As the academic coordinator of the Praxis Project my job it to fulfil the aim of the project which is to integrate ‘Development and Global Citizenship Education’ (DGCE) into pedagogy, research and capacity building activities across University College Cork. It is housed at the Centre for Global Development (CGD) and funded by Irish Aid.
Here is a link to the Praxis website: http://praxisucc.ie
The UCC community, staff and students, are actively promoting and encouraging critical reflective engagement with the meaning and effectiveness of development education and global (which includes local) citizenship education.
To provide quality Development and Global Citizenship Education to UCC students, staff and local communities and to develop UCC as a centre of research excellence, knowledge exchange and publications in this field.
1.To integrate DGCE into UCC pedagogy at all academic levels;
2.To establish UCC as a centre of research excellence in the field of DGCE;
3.To ensure that UCC staff and students are enabled to engage in sustained, sustainable action for social change relevant to DGCE
4.UCC staff build their DGCE capacity.