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The launch of the Global Dimension in Education Project with students took place on Wednesday 28th September 2005. A stall was set up in the College Assembly Hall during the annual student fair by Stella Murray (Global Dimension Co-ordinator) and Damian Knipe (Researcher). The stall was made up of notice boards outlining the different concepts of the global dimension in education, and book shelves containing reports and leaflets from different NGOs, which were available for students to take away. Tables situated at the front of the stall contained documentation on the project along with a series of ‘freebies’, such as pencils made from recycled plastic cups, rulers made from recycled plastic, fair-trade coffee, sweets, and fruit bars. World music from Africa, India, South America and other countries was played throughout the launch.

 

Stella and Damian explained the project to the students as they approached the stall. They informed them of the resource centre, research element of the project, and the development of the undergraduate element and postgraduate option in relation to the global dimension in education. Flyers were taken by the students on the project, along with the free sweets, etc. and students were also offered the opportunity to use the ‘Big Pic’ website via a laptop computer.

 

There were many positive comments from the students about the project and quite a number of questions about the concept of the global dimension in education and how it can be embedded into their teaching during school experience and beyond. The day was a great success, and we were very happy to have a visit from the Deputy Mayor of Belfast and his colleague. The project was outlined to our visitors and they were happy to share in a photo opportunity with members of the project team.

 

 

 Global Dimension in Education Project Information Stand

Stella explaining the project to some of the students The Deputy Mayor of Belfast and some of the project team

Damien, Stella and Gerardd