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1 Opportunities for Dev Ed through School Linking NUI Maynooth 8 Dec 2009 Eva Creely Mary McCarthy

2 What is WorldWise? WorldWise is the Irish Aid Schools Linking and Immersion Scheme. It aims to raise awareness of development issues among Irish students, teachers and the wider community, and to heighten the interest in and relevance of development education within the post-primary curriculum.

3 How is School Linking Supported? WorldWise provides funding to second- level schools and colleges that are involved in linking projects with partner schools in Africa, Asia and Latin America Different types of funding available WorldWise is funded by Irish Aid and managed by Léargas

4 School Linking Partnerships Educational Equitable Sustainable

5 A Framework for School Learning Partnerships Stage 1Stage2Stage3 Dev EdRaise profile in School Target one group Raise profile in partner school Expand Irish school group Embed in both schools Share with whole schools and wider community ExchangeIrish Teacher Visit Set up Partnership Agreement Partner Teacher Visit Develop Partnership Agreement Plans for sustaining project Student Visits if appropriate PartnershipSet up Communication Learn about each country Agree joint Dev Ed themes Expand groups in both schools Develop joint Dev Ed activities Plan for future actions arising from link

6 Critical Thinking / Inequality “Why is the world this way? How did the world become like this? When did the world become like this?” Student preparing to go on visit to partner school “Are North America and Europe unwilling to give up some of their resources to poorer countries or are they just unaware?” Student returned from visit to partner school

7 From Linking To Action Information Joint Learning activities Awareness Relationships Critical Thinking Action Change?


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