Praxis Week Monday 4th – 4.30 PM – Launch of Praxis Research Report

The Launch of Part 1 of the Research Study “Creating a Community of Praxis at UCC”;  

ON 4TH APRIL 2022 AT 4.30-6.30 PM

The Council Room, North Wing, UCC 

(As you look at the Quad in UCC, with your back to the Boole library, the West Wing of the Quad is on your left, the Right Wing is on your right, and the North Wing is facing you.  Go to the door on the far right hand side of the North Wing, which is also the entrance to the Aula Maxima.  Go up a short flight of stairs.  To your left you will see a flight of stairs. Go to the top of the stairs.  The Council Room is on your right at the top of the stairs.

RSVP by 1st April to

Senator Alice Mary Higgins
Professor Stephen Byrne, Deputy President and Registrar, UCC
Representatives of the twenty UCC staff who gave generously of their time to this study:-
Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo, Ms. Martha Phelan, Dr. Margaret Murphy, Dr Orla Murphy, Dr Sanaa Khabbar
Dr Rosarii Griffin, Centre for Global Development
Research findings presented by Dr Gertrude Cotter
Irish Aid Representative – on video – UCC is very grateful to Irish Aid who fund the Praxis Project

Poetry by Dr. Nita Mishra

Reception and Live Music Performance, With the kind support of the School of Music UCC

You are required to register for this event

You can register here:

While we would love to see you in person at UCC, if you can’t make it you can join us online.  You can join the Zoom Meeting  here:

Meeting ID: 845 7885 1938
Passcode: Praxis

This study is based on the early work of the Praxis Project, University College Cork (UCC) which was established in September 2018 with funding from Irish Aid, the Irish State International Development Agency.  Located at the Centre for Global Development (CGC) in UCC, the Praxis Project aims to integrate ‘Global Citizenship and Development Education’ (GCDE) into pedagogy, research and capacity building activities across UCC.  GCDE asks educators to empower learners to “analyse, reflect on and challenge at a local and global level, the root causes and consequences of global hunger, poverty, injustice, inequality and climate change; presenting multiple perspectives on global justice issues” (Irish Aid, 2017: 6).  It encourages reflecting and acting to transform the world and considers educational theory and practice.  It seeks to promote experiential learning and participative methodologies (Daly, Regan and Regan: 2015: 1).  The Praxis Project works with both students and staff, but this research project relates specifically to staff.  It asks, “how can we integrate the theory and practice of GCDE into the work of UCC across all disciplines and across the work of the university as a whole and what are we learning as we do so”?  This academic report is part one of what will be a three-year report based on the work of the Praxis Project with UCC staff from 2020 to 2023.  This first study began in October 2020 and relates to the academic year 2020-2021 at UCC.  Twenty UCC staff participated on a voluntary basis in this, the first year of the study.