In collaboration with Galway One World Centre, each year we invite all PME students to participate in The Global Teacher Award (GTA).
The GTA is a validated teacher-training programme currently being made available across Ireland and in 3 EU partner-countries. It aims to raise the profile and quality of development education provision in the European Union through the creation of a standardised development education training and award scheme for teachers.
Student teachers at UCC are supported in the development of skills and confidence to bring a global perspective to their classrooms, through participatory activities focused on six key themes:
- Global Citizenship
- Social Justice
- Human Rights
- Sustainable Development
Key global concepts – exploring the fundamentals of education for global citizenship
Perspectives – space to reflect on our own assumptions, and skills to encourage pupils to question theirs.
Approaches to learning – developing critical thinking skills
Practical ideas – for use in the classroom and the curriculum.
Measuring change – tools for evaluating impact
Assessment for the UCC GTA usually involves one or more of the following:
- Taking part in a research project
- Taking part in a group project
- Delivering classes as part of your school placement, providing lesson plans and evaluations
For more information on the GTA at UCC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org