Creating Resources for Development Education: New Guidelines to be Published


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Creating Resources for Development Education: New Guidelines to be Published

IDEA is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Guidelines for Producing Development Education Resources by . They will be launched on Monday the 13th October and will be available to download and in a limited print run on the day. The launch will coincide with an IDEA event "Writing Stronger Funding Applications" on the same afternoon. Everyone is welcome to attend the launch but you must register if you wish to attend the subsequent event.

The Guidelines have been produced by the website team in collaboration with IDEA and Dóchas.


Ireland has a long and recognised tradition of producing high quality development education resources at all levels that stretches more than 40 years.  Resources are a product of their time. Just as development issues, curriculum needs and learning contexts change, resources need updating – whether it’s content, context or the facts. These guidelines have been developed by, Dóchas and IDEA following the Audit of Irish Development Education Resources report (2013) in order to animate and support anyone – whether an individual or an organisation – thinking about producing resources. The guidelines have been informed by the findings of the audit in consultation with development education practitioners. They are not intended to be prescriptive; rather they represent a set of collective ideas and suggestions for discussion and debate.

The aims of these guidelines are fivefold:

  1. To support the continued high standard of DE resource production in Ireland.
  2. To support educators, teachers, writers, non-governmental organisations and individuals working to produce a development education resource
  3. To provide a series of ideas, options, choices, key questions and viewpoints to consider
  4. To offer a set of questions that encourage discussion and debate on the reasons and rationale for producing resources
  5. To encourage reflection on a broad range of issues associated with producing a resource from a development and human rights perspective within a popular educational approach and ideas to very practical and immediate ‘technical’ concerns