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November 1, 2021

Building your GCE Workshop, Oct 19th and 20th 2021

Age Group:
Junior Cycle / Senior Cycle / Transition Year
  • Bulding your GCE
  • Critical thinking
  • critical workshop
  • Global Goals
  • SDGs
  • Starter schools
  • Workshops
  • WWGS Global Citizenship Education

Event Date

October 20, 2021

Event Time



Building your GCE workshop 2021

This workshop is for teachers starting out to give the tools to take the right approach to ensure quality GCE. We can cover every global justice theme under the sun but if the approach isn’t right we could be in danger of sending our students down the wrong track.

Workshop Resources

Video Recording

The recording provides:

  • Recap of starter session – Who WWGS are, what we do and our Six-Step Programme (As part of Teacher Guidebook)
  • Description of the Bus methodology and how to build a group agreement
  • Building Teacher Capacity  and making cross-curricular links
  • Scaffolding your GCE programme
  • Presentation of the Digging Deeper activity (please find the resources used for the activity bellow)

Please find the recording here.


Activity resources

The Bus Within Us (Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures) – Written instruction and Video Explanation

Creating a group agreement –  As part of the Student Action Planning Toolkit in the Teacher Guidebook (page 18 ). This section was adapted from Amal Yacef’s work on group agreement in IC4LOP Engagement and Activism of Young People – How to support & develop collective actions.

GCE themes

Questions asked: In pairs/groups, discuss what theme is most obvious to explore in your subjects/subject departments? In pairs/groups, discuss what theme is least obvious to explore in your subjects/subject departments? This helps to show the links within themes to various subjects/subject departments

Analytical Tool: Digging Deeper

During the webinar the participants had the opportunity to do the Digging Deeper Activity to critically explore Global Justice theme. Please find the description of the activity in the latest teacher’s handbook:  A How-to Guide to Global Citizenship Education (page 14).

Video Used: Greenpeace – Struggle for Life Indigenous Camp Brazil

Sample Questions Asked:

  • Stretch and Challenge – What messages or ideas have you heard about this issue before? (from media, from school, from friends, from family, your own experience, just ‘around’). Which ideas seem mainstream? Which are different from mainstream?
  • Power – Who are the powerful key players at the centre of the issue? Is there a fair balance of power between the actors (groups/people) involved?
  • Perspectives – Whose perspectives do we usually hear from on this issue? Who decides which opinions are heard or valued?
  • Background and root causes – What local and global issues does this particular justice issue link to? What systems and structures allow this to continue to be an issue (local or international laws, policies, agreements, societal response?)
  • Equity and Fairness – What inequalities or unfairness can you see in this issue/situation? Why are they unfair?


*For any questions on the above – please contact your Education Officer.