Tuesday, 22 June, 2021 - 12:30

Seminar looks at 'Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum'. 

The next event in the series run by ANGEL partners the Development Education Research Centre will see authors Anne Marie Kavanagh, Fionnuala Waldron, Benjamin Mallon and Annie Ó Breacháin (Institute of Education, Dublin City University) discuss their new book 'Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum'

The event will be Chaired by DERC's Director, Professor Doug Bourn.


The new volume, 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. Both practical and theoretical in its approach, it addresses subject areas ranging from mathematics to visual arts to language teaching. Chapters provide subject entry points for teachers seeking to embed social justice and sustainability principles and pedagogies into their work.

Transferable across various areas of learning, a range of pedagogical approaches are exemplified, ranging from inquiry approaches to ethical dilemmas to critical relational pedagogies. Ready-to-use teaching exemplars, activities and resources address issues which are of interest and relevance to children’s lives, including gender stereotyping, racism, heterosexism, climate change and species extinction. Practical guidance is provided on how to engage children in dialogue and reflection on these complex issues in a safe and ethical way.

Intended audience

This 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.


The event is to be hosted via Zoom. Register for a free ticket on the event website.

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