What We Do

Good Practice

IDEA aims to share good practice to enable all members to continuously improve their work. We work with our members to establish guidelines for good practice Development Education. We also disseminate Guidelines produced by other organisations. Recent Guidelines produced by IDEA Working Groups include Good Practice Guidelines for Schools and for Adult and Community Education. You can access the Guidelines in the list below. We hope you find them useful!

Good Practice Guidelines for Development Education
  1. Good Practice Guidelines for DE in Adult and Community Education by IDEA’s Community Sector Working Group

  2. Good Practice Guidelines for DE in Schools by IDEA’s Formal Education Working Group

  3. Good Practice Guidelines for DE in Volunteering by Comhlámh

  4. Good Practice Guidelines for DE in Youth Work by the National Youth Council of Ireland

  5. Guidelines for Producing DE Resources by www.developmenteducation.ie

  6. Good Practice Tips for Planning an Action Outcome in DE by the Centre for Global Education

DE in Action: A Hub for Good Practice Development Education

IDEA works on an ongoing basis with www.developmenteducation.ie to build a hub of Development Education case studies. The aim of the hub is to showcase the quality and diversity of Development Education activities all around Ireland. IDEA members are welcome to submit a project using the online form on the DE in Action hub anytime. View the current case studies!


We organise training, seminars & meetings to build capacity in the following areas:


IDEA works to connect its membership and also to connect Development Education to wider audiences.