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VIRTUAL EVENT: Social justice and sustainable development education at primary level

22 June 2021, 12:30 pm–1:45 pm

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This webinar will discuss issues raised by the new book 'Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum'.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Kester Muller, DERC

Authors Anne Marie Kavanagh, Fionnuala Waldron, Benjamin Mallon and Annie Ó Breacháin (Institute of Education, Dublin City University) will discuss their new book examining social justice education and education for sustainable development at primary level.

The book, published by Routledge, supports educators in integrating meaningful education for social justice and sustainability across a wide range of curricular subjects by drawing on educational theory, innovative pedagogical approaches and creative ideas for teaching and learning. 

This seminar will be chaired by Development Education Research Centre (DERC) Director, Professor Doug Bourn.

The event will be of interest to student teachers, teachers, educational leaders, teacher educators and researchers with an interest in teaching as a means to create a more socially just and sustainable world. It is part of a seminar series run by DERC at the UCL Institute of Education.

DERC seminar series 

The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) hosts a seminar series to examine new thinking and discussion on development education, global learning and global citizenship.


Image: Jessica Ruscello via Unsplash

About the Speakers

Anne Marie Kavanagh, PhD

Assistant Professor in Ethical and Intercultural Education at the School of Human Development at the DCU Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU)

Anne Marie lectures and researches in the areas of ethical education, critical multicultural education, intercultural education, social justice education, democratic education and human rights education.

Fionnuala Waldron

Professor Emerita at the DCU Institute of Education, Dublin City University

Fionnuala is co-founder (with Brian Ruane) of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, DCU.

Her research interests include history education, teacher education, human rights education and global citizenship education.

Benjamin Mallon, PhD

Assistant Professor in Geography and Citizenship Education at the DCU Institute of Education, Dublin City University

Benjamin researches and teaches in the area of global citizenship education, with a particular focus on pedagogical approaches which address conflict, challenge violence and support the development of peaceful societies.

Annie Ó Breacháin

Assistant Professor in Drama Education at the School of Arts Education and Movement at the DCU Institute of Education, Dublin City University

Annie teaches and researches in the area of Drama Education.