Development Education Research Centre

Posted by freemexy on October 29th, 2019

The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) acts as the hub for knowledge generation, new thinking and quality output on development education, global learning and global citizenship.Educational research and development

DERC was launched in November 2006 with funding and support from the UK Department for International Development. We draw funding from a number of different sources including the European Commission, UK government and a range of non-governmental organisations.It acts as the hub of knowledge development on development education and related themes for policy-makers and practitioners across Europe.

About development education

Development education is an approach to learning about global and development issues through recognising the importance of linking people's lives throughout the world. It is also based on an understanding of the importance of critical thinking, the need to challenge stereotypes and to give people the skills and confidence to support change towards a more just and sustainable world. Development education is often used alongside terms such as global learning, global citizenship education and global education.
An exploration of the role, nature and working practices of arts educators in Global Learning and Social Justice Education. This presentation will build on some of the preliminary findings and questions inspired by Will's PhD research. His research is exploring the contribution of arts educators to how young people see their lives in a global context and learn about global issues.
ANGEL is a partnership project between DERC and Global Education Network of Europe that aims to create ties among Global Education researchers.

In the last years the debate on global education and learning has gained momentum in the international and European educational and political spheres, becoming prominent in government, civil society, academic and educational discourses. In this context ANGEL aims at forging a European community of researchers and scholars in the field of global education, who, despite the existing important cooperation and personal links, do not benefit from a structural framework of support across Europe.

This network, launched in late 2017, also aims to form a pool of experts which can become a resource for policymakers in search of strong research grounding for policy development, and to establish a network among early stage researchers, Doctoral students and Post-Doctoral researchers, who are currently engaged in research in fields related to global education.

ANGEL produce publications, run events, and distribute news to their membership through the project website.

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