DICE: Development & Intercultural Education
Organisation Name: DICE: Development & Intercultural Education
- Teacher Education
- National Policymakers
Description of Work in DE
The DICE Project promotes and supports the integration of development education and intercultural education in initial teacher education (ITE) and across the Primary School Curriculum. The DICE Project’s work is guided by common values, which underpin a development education and intercultural education approach. These include a commitment to: Social justice; Human Rights; Sustainable Development; Respect and Empathy; Diversity; Global Citizenship; Anti-racism; and Equality. The Project seeks to develop and extend capacity among staff to integrate development education and intercultural education into ITE programmes. Student teachers complete mandatory modules in development education and intercultural education as part of the BEd and PME programmes, and gain further exposure to these adjectival educations through their integration into broader subject-based tuition and the foundation disciplines. Development education and intercultural education are also embedded in the daily lives of the partner institutions through Global and Social Justice weeks and awareness raising events. These initiatives support student teachers to develop the necessary values, knowledge and skills to integrate development education and intercultural education across relevant areas of the Primary School Curriculum and into their classroom practice.
The DICE Project is a collaborative partnership project between five institutions involved in Initial Teacher Education at Primary Level, namely: the Church of Ireland College of Education; Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University; Marino Institute of Education; Mary Immaculate College, Limerick; and St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. The DICE Project office is currently hosted by the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra.