Global Citizenship Education (GCE)
What is Global Citizenship Education(GCE)?
- GCE helps students to better understand the world we live in and how to take action to change it as informed global citizens.
- It equips students with the knowledge, skills and values to act in an ethical and sustainable way.
GCE in the Curriculum
GCE is taught in a number of subject areas:
- GCE is a big part of our Transition Year programme.
- GCE themes dominate our history and geography classes in TY.
- TY students have been working on reducing the amount of plastic we use in St. Mary’s.
- They attended a workshop held by Sue Adams entitled “Get Drastic About Plastic” and also participated in an eTwinning project with schools in France and Sweden.
- In addition, students do a Young Social Innovators module and take part in the Concern Debates.
- Students are encouraged to enter national competitions with GCE themes including YSI, SEAI One Good Idea, Eco-Unesco One Good Idea and the Story of My Stuff.
Our school also works with Worldwise Global Schools to embed GCE in our curriculum. See http://www.worldwiseschools.ie/ for more information.