Policy & Practice - A Development Education Review



Webinar on Development Education and Democracy

via Zoom
Tuesday 13 June 2023 12.00pm

The Centre for Global Education and Development and Intercultural Education (DICE) project invite participation in a seminar titled ‘Development Education and the Democracy’ which will debate the content of Issue 36 of Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review

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.

The three papers to be presented are as follows:

Audrey Bryan

Marta da Costa

Brighid Golden

About the Speakers

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.

Targeted Sectors

Development Education; Global Citizenship Education; Development Studies / Tertiary Education; International Development.

The seminar is free but registration essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/development-education-and-democracy-webinar-tickets-635150641667?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete&keep_tld=1

Policy and Practice: A Development Education and this seminar have been funded by: 


“The views expressed in the seminar and articles are those of individual authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of Irish Aid”. 

May 2023