Aislinn O'Donnell is Professor of Education in Maynooth University. Aislinn has developed a number of creative research and teaching projects that seek to introduce philosophy to settings like the prison, probation projects, and drug projects. She has an ongoing collaborative project in primary schools called Art and Philosophy in the Classroom with gallery educator and curator, Katy Fitzpatrick and was a founding member of Philosophy Ireland. Aislinn is interested in exploring innovative and experimental approaches to teaching philosophy, fostering cross-disciplinary dialogue between philosophy and other subject areas, such as contemporary art, and developing pedagogical strategies to help us to reflect upon ethics, inclusion, pluralism, and the global refugee crisis in educational institutions and society. https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/aislinn-odonnell
Elisabet Langmann is Assistant Professor of education at Södertörn University, Sweden. Placing educational practice and philosophical and aesthetical explorations at the center of her work, her research is situated within the field of ethics and values education. Langmann is particularly interested in developing innovative and creative approaches to fostering values in schools, and in seeking out affirmative ways of engaging in difficult ethical discussions in the multicultural classroom. She is currently working in the research project "Lived Values: a pedagogical-philosophical groundworking of the value basis of Swedish schools".
Lovisa Bergdahl is Senior Lecturer in philosophy of education. She is interested in the so called "the return of religion", exploring particularly into the values and dilemmas that this return seems to be causing in education. She is currently conducting the research project "Lived Values" financed by the Swedish Research Council (2015-2019). Taking its point of departure in what has become of the ‘fostering’ task of education in the knowledge society, the overall aim of the project is to develop an educational language for the fostering task of schools, that is, of the teachers’ role in the living on of liberal values and cultural heritage.
Stephanos Cherouvis has a background in Linguistics and Philosophy of Science and a long interest in open access (OERs) and technology-enhanced education. He has been involved in the implementation and research of online community building initiatives in education, in the framework of large-scale Horizon 2020 & Erasmus+ initiatives (Open Discovery Space, Inspiring Science Education, CREATIONS. He is a cautious enthusiast about the role of social media in education and all things human.
Patricia Kieran teaches Education about Religions and Beliefs at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. She is keenly interested in inter-belief dialogue and her current research focuses on the manner in which learners might explore deeply personal, complex and sensitive issues surrounding religions and beliefs in a multi-belief context. Her work focuses on teaching creatively, using religious artefacts in the classroom to explore complex religious themes, and on the representation of religions and beliefs in curricular programs. She has been a visiting ICUSTA Scholar to the University of Saint Thomas in Texas, USA and has published a number of books on religious pluralism in educational practice as well as inter-religious dialogue and Theology in an intercultural context.
Rachel Ryan in her administrative role as The Enquiring Classroom Project Officer in Mary Immaculate College has used her skills gained working within the marketing advertising industry to design and create materials used for dissemination and publicity within this project. Rachel graduated with a B.Sc. in Multimedia with Computer and Design and has a special interest in information design and usability in both online and traditions formats.
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