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Webinar on Development Education and Democracy 

Centre for Global Education & Development and Inter-cultural Education (DICE) Project invite participation in a webinar titled:

Development Education and Democracy

Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2023.

Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm.

Venue: Zoom


Audrey Bryan

(Associate Professor of Sociology, Dublin City University)

Marta da Costa

(Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Brighid Golden

(Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick)

About this event

This event has been organised to present and debate the content of Issue 36 of the Centre for Global Education’s bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. The theme of this issue is ‘Development Education and Democracy’ which focuses on the threat to democratic spaces, institutions and freedoms that have attended five decades of neoliberal economics across most of the world. It considers the role of development education’s critical thinking skills, participative methodologies and action outcomes in supporting grassroots, community-led democracy. The aim of this event is to enable three authors who have published in Issue 36 to present their papers and debate the content with development education and higher education practitioners. The event will be held on Zoom and pre-registration on     Eventbrite is necessary for participants.

Articles to be presented:

Crisis Transformationism and the De-Radicalisation of Development Education in a New Global Governance Landscape

Audrey Bryan

Ugly Democracy: Towards Epistemic Disobedience in Development Education

Marta da Costa

Promoting Democratic Values in Initial Teacher Education: Findings from a Self-Study Action Research Project

Brighid Golden

Authors Bios

Audrey Bryan is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Human Development at Dublin City University’s Institute of Education.  

Marta da Costa is a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she teaches in the BA (Hons) Education programme and is a member of the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI).  Marta’s research focuses on decolonial approaches to Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) research and practice.

Brighid Golden is a lecturer in global education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and a member of the national Development and Intercultural Education (DICE) project network.  Brighid is a trained primary school teacher with experience working in Ireland, England and India.  Brighid has a Master’s in International Approaches to Education with International Development from the University of Birmingham, and a PhD in Education from the University of Glasgow which focused on global education within initial teacher education.  She also has experience designing and developing teaching resources for primary and post-primary settings in relation to human rights.


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