The DICE Project’s vision is of a supportive and enabling environment within Irish primary schools where teaching of good quality development education and intercultural education is taking place, thereby enabling pupils to learn effectively and understand their role as global citizens living in a diverse society and contributing to a just and sustainable world.
To provide support to five primary level Initial Teacher Education (ITE) institutions to utilise, develop and further extend staff capacity and expertise in integrating development education and intercultural education into existing initial teacher education programmes. It is envisaged that this initiative will equip student teachers with the necessary values, ideas, skills and capacities to integrate development education and intercultural education across all relevant areas of the Primary School Curriculum.
The DICE Project’s Strategic Plan for 2014-16 sets out how we will work towards our mission, building on the successes of previous years. Our strategic aims are:
- To support students graduating from teacher education programmes to have good knowledge and understanding of development education and intercultural education and to be motivated and equipped with the pedagogic skills to teach DE and ICE effectively.
- To influence the development education and intercultural education policy agenda and practice in Ireland, including the implementation of the National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development.
- To explore opportunities for synergies and coherence with post-primary level education within the new institutional configurations for ITE.
- To enhance the sustainability of development education and intercultural education in initial teacher education across all public providers.
Download and read our DICE Project Strategic Plan 2014-16