Teacher Training

Initial pre-service primary teacher training is provided in Colleges of Education, as is specialist secondary teacher training of home economics and religious education.   Pre-service secondary teacher training takes place in various third level institutions including NUIG, UL and others.   In-service training is carried out in Education Centres.

Name of group Name of Initiative Description of Initiative Contact Details
St. Angela's College Ethical Consumerism Ethical consumerism is to be promoted among pre-service Home Economics teachers through the use of a cross-curricular educational intervention.  This aims to develop the attitudes, knowledge and intended behaviour ensuring students experience a holistic perspective on consumerism. www.stangelas.com
UBUNTU Network UBUNTU Project The Ubuntu Network supports 16 research projects in eight colleges with the aim of integrating Development Education (DE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into second level teacher training in Ireland.  Teacher educators are supported in their design, delivery and evaluation of DE/ESD-based elements within their teaching and professional practice.  www.ubuntu.ie

Training programmes for teachers and youth leaders

ECO-UNESCO runs a variety of teacher training programmes including environmental education, training on waste, energy, biodiversity and climate change.


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