The Praxis Project, is housed at the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at University College Cork (UCC). It invites UCC staff and students to collaborate with us in our efforts to incorporate ‘Global Citizenship and Development Education’ (GCDE) into pedagogy, research and activities across the university. The Praxis Project is funded by Irish Aid. As a project it is still in its infancy, but it is hoped that this three-year plan will serve to establish UCC as a leading proponent of DGCE across all Colleges. We welcome all staff, wherever you are in UCC, to join in our work for a more just, equitable and sustainable future.
Education has a powerful part to play in these aspirations. Brazilian educationalist Paolo Freire said “we make the world by walking” and we are waling in the strong tradition of Development Education (DE) in Ireland which goes back to at least the 1950s. As a sector, both academic and non-academic, we have learned a great deal about the knowledge, skills, values, characteristics and complements that lead to successful GCDE outcomes. We acknowledge those strong voices that have come before us and we welcome new fellow travellers. We welcome all UCC staff and students to work with us.