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Just Connections, Just Trade: (2018)  - Primary Level 

 

Just Connections, Just Trade: A collaborative project between Marino Institute of Education and Proudly Made in Africa (PMIA), with funding support from Irish Aid - this new teaching pack enables children to think critically about major global issues like consumerism, globalisation and international trade and development.

Written to support 5th and 6th class primary school teachers in Ireland, in teaching about the wider world and in developing global citizenship in relation to curricular areas such as SESE and SPHE, this resource examines topics such as interdependence and globalisation, trade relationships, and consumer choices, in child-friendly language, and through a range of active and participative methodologies designed to enable children to understand and engage with complex issues.

By, Barbara O’Toole, Senior Lecturer at Marino Institute of Education, Ebun Joseph is a Lecturer in Black Studies, David Nyaluke is the Proudly Made in Africa Fellow at UCD.

This book challenges educational discourse in relation to teaching about Africa at all levels of the education system in the Global North, with a specific case study focusing on the Republic of Ireland. The book provides an interrogation of the proliferation of negative imagery of and messages about African people and African countries and the impact of this on the attitudes and perceptions of children and young people. It explores how predominantly negative stereotyping can be challenged in classrooms through an educational approach grounded in principles of solidarity, interdependence, and social justice.

This book will appeal to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of education and teacher education. It will be of interest to those involved in youth work, as well as intercultural and global citizenship youth trainers.

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A Stitch in time (2016)

 

A Stitch in time explores how fashion brands and retailers are increasingly looking on Africa as holding promise as a new source for ready to wear garments, shoes and fashion accessories. That potential is very much yet to be fulfilled. Retailers and brands that engage early will benefit from it and ensure the promise is realised. Brexit presents both challenges and threats to UK engagement with this young industry. Brexit introduces both uncertainty and opportunities for the nascent fashion industry in African countries. This paper makes a number of specific recommendations in the context of Brexit.

Africa MAKING IT, A UK Business perspective (2015)

 

Africa is growing - with estimated GDP growth of 4.7% in 2014 and 5% in 2015. Demographic trends are helping to drive this growth – including increasing urbanisation, an expanding labour force, and the rise of the middle-class consumer. By 2040 the number of people of working age will be 1.1 billion, more than China or India. This will be a significant driver of GDP growth in Africa. A third of this growth is attributed to the commodity boom but the remaining two-thirds comes from the growth of sectors such as wholesale and retail, transportation and telecommunications. This growth in the manufactured and processing sector in Africa has the potential to drive up income levels and growth.

Evidence and Opportunity 2.0 (2014)

 

Ireland’s Trade with its Development Programme Countries in Africa.

This is an update of the original 2011 report that examines patterns in Ireland’s trade with its six longstanding African programme countries over a sixteen-year period 1995-2010.

Its purpose is to identify trends in behaviour so as to inform both policymakers and business actors in a way that can contribute to pro-poor growth in the programme countries. 

 

A Business Studies & Development Education Transition Unit (2013) - Secondary Level 

 

Learners will find out more and learn about Ireland's relationship with chosen African countries, and about how they are linked to Ireland by trade. Learners will explore some of the perspectives of people in these countries, and will examine how individuals have overcome barriers to forming successful businesses. Learners will get the chance to consider the options available in seeking ways to combat poverty through trade.

This pack is made up of 14 core learning activities, 3 extension activities and 2 literacy activities. Each activity has a descriptor highlighting various details such as aims, key skills and online sources. Many activities also come with Task Sheets for learners and Teacher Sheets with supporting information.