Brighid Golden

Research title

Exploring the potential of development education within initial teacher education in Ireland to develop critical thinking and a commitment to social justice in its students

Research summary

This research aims to explore the potential of initial teacher education to develop critical thinking and a commitment to justice in its students through engagement with development education. This research is based on the contention that personal development in these areas for students should lead to a greater engagement with development education in a professional capacity in the classroom as teachers. This project is being undertaken by a teacher educator and so action research has been chosen as the guiding methodological approach.


Publications

  • Golden, B., 2016, Exploring Global Citizenship Education through Integrated Curricula, Policy and Practice, a Development Education Review, Vol. 23
  • Golden, B., 2015, Forced to Flee: Exploring the Refugee Crisis, Trócaire: Dublin
  • Golden, B., 2014, Back to school – a refuge, a new beginning, another chance, [online] Available at:http://www.stand.ie/back-to-school-a-refuge-a-new-beginning-another-chance/
  • Golden, B., 2013, Are you a global citizen?, [online] Available at: http://www.stand.ie/are-you-a-global-citizen/
  • Golden, B., 2016, Person, Culture and Nation 100 Years On: cultural competencies as a key component of citizenship in Ireland today, Citizenship Education 100 years on: An SPHE Network Conference, University of Maynooth, Ireland.
  • Golden, B. and Cannon, M., 2016, Changing Faces of Ireland: Migration in Limerick over 100 years, Agents through Time: How Do People “Make History” Social Psychological & Historical Research into Collective Memories, Social Identities & Intergroup Relations, the final COST Action IS1205 Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland.
  • Higgins, A. and Golden, B., 2016, Courage, Hope and Compassion: A Celebration of Community Learning and Empowerment, Narrative Matters: How Narrative Research Transforms Peoples and Communities, University of Victoria, Canada.
  • Higgins, A. and Golden, B., 2016, Celebrating the Intergenerational Thread of Working and Learning in Solidarity, Narrative Matters: How Narrative Research Transforms Peoples and Communities, University of Victoria, Canada.
  • Golden, B., 2016,How Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education in Ireland Balance the Dynamic Tension between World Curriculum and Irish Culture, Heritage, and Religion, Pre- IRMSS Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.
  • Golden, B. and Cannon, M., 2016, Changing Faces of Ireland: Migration in Ireland over 100 years, 1916: Memory and Vision, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

Teaching

I am a qualified primary school teacher with experience teaching in Ireland, England and India. Currently I work as a lecturer in development education and intercultural education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level.