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This module will build upon theoretical understanding and skills developed in previous years in modules such as
Sociology of Education, History of Education, Social Construct of Identity, Social, Environmental and
Scientific Education, Development and Intercultural Education and various other modules on Reflective Practice.
This module aims to:
To strengthen student teachers understanding of the continuum of the Froebel HOPE Teacher Education
To develop and enhance a global outlook within emerging primary teacher identities
To prepare student teachers to work in partnership with stakeholders in Kolkata in a variety of HOPE
This module will be delivered in 9 two-hour blocks, utilising a variety of teaching methods and approaches, including
self-directed learning, school visits and independent tasks.
The following themes and topics will be explored:
Motivation and commitment to participate in the partnership
The Indian education system and curriculum
Introduction to the work of the HOPE Foundation
Recap on the ethics of images and messages in a development context
Fundraising and effective altruism
Teaching methodologies and resources
Pedagogical lens: Charity versus social justice mentality
Personal Health and Safety and Self-Care
Content of the module will be cognizant of changes in practice as they arise from the HOPE Foundation Ireland and HOPE Kolkata.