The working group Global learning meets development is a member of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). It was established in September 2012 with the aim of bringing together the development studies and development education research communities.
Although there is widespread acknowledgement of the importance of broadening public engagement with and understanding of international development, the academic fields of development studies and development education tend to operate largely in parallel to one another. As a result, the academic evidence based around development education remains fragmented and weakly connected to high quality development scholarship.
This working group is the only institutionalised forum which brings these two communities together to facilitate greater interaction, dialogue and research. It aims to strengthen the connections and address gaps between development education and development scholarship as well as raise the profile of development education within development studies.
The working group is convened by Tobias Troll and Amy Skinner (DEEEP) and Prof. Matt Baillie Smith (University of Northumbria, UK). For further information, you can visit the description on the EADI website.
If you are interested in the activities of the working group or would like to become a member:
– The evaluation report of the conference “Global Justice through Global Citizenship:
The Role of Global Education and Public Awareness”
– Article from the conference session “International Volunteering and Development – Learning to be a Global Citizen”
Session organised by the Working group – Publication in the “Voluntaris” Journal