Global Teacher Award


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
  • Diversity
  • Human Rights
  • Interdependence
  • Sustainable Development

Training activities:- 

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:

  1. Taking part in a research project
  2. Taking part in a group project
  3. Delivering classes as part of your school placement, providing lesson plans and evaluations

For more information on the GTA at UCC, please contact