Final Workshop Info

Hunt Museum Workshop, April 28th 2018

On Saturday April 28th in the Hunt Museum, Dr. Patricia Kieran and Prof. Aislinn O’Donnell from the Enquiring Classroom led a day long Workshop on the theme of Exploring Values, Beliefs, Identity and Belonging.

This day long workshop attracted participants from many disciplines and locations within Ireland and included sessions on Pockets and Poetry: Discovering the Museum.

In the morning there were guided tours of the museum focusing on the Human Figure in the Hunt collection. An interactive workshop on 800 Years of Fashion involved a sensory exploration of fabric and fashion, reflecting on the symbolic nature of clothing and fashion and its capacity to convey cultural values and embody complex belief traditions.

A workshop on everyday rituals explored gestures, movement and moments that convey meaning. Afternoon workshops included a workshop on Saturnalia, a Boal exercise, the exploration of lived values and moments of Stuckness and Perplexity. 

Photos from the Hunt Museum Workshop April 2018

Chester Beatty Library Workshop in Dublin, February 3rd 2018

A workshop to disseminate and share resources took place in the Chester Beatty Library on the 3rd Feb. The five strands were explored under task headings such as “Clothing and Assumptions”, “Icons, Attention and Acceptance”, “The Ordinary and the Everyday” and Moments of Stuckness and Perplexity. The day was a huge success and will have an immediate impact as educations take their learnings directly back to the classroom and incorporate in to curriculum planning.

Country: Ireland 

Venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

Facilitators: Dr Patricia Kieran &

                  Prof. Aislinn O'Donnell

Date: Sat Nov 24th 2018​

The Enquiring Classroom Final Workshop in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library. 

We'd like to invite you to join us at the final event of The Enquiring Classroom project in the Chester Beatty Library. At this day long event, we will share our handbook and other project resources, engage creatively with the collections, build communities of practice, and share ideas and practices. We have invited a range of stakeholders with whom we have developed relationships and we are keen to build sustainable communities of practice on this island and in Europe. We'd be delighted if you could join us to learn together, to reflect, and to plan next steps.

Book your place here 

The provisional outline of the day is as follows:



10.30 -11:00
11:00 -11.15
Introduction: The Enquiring Classroom Team
11.15 -12.30
Encountering the World: Workshop engaging with the Museum Collection (Aislinn and Trish)
12.30 -13.15
Lunch (offered by us in the Silk Road Cafe)
13.15 -13.45
Ways of Seeing: Jenny Siung (Chester Beatty Library, Head of Education)
13.45 -14.15
The Arts, Activism and Building Creative Communities with People living in Direct Provision: Ailbhe Kenny (MIC) and Lucky Khambule (MASI)
14.15 -14:45
Sharing Inclusive Practice: Colm O'Cadhain (NCCA) and teachers from the Sharing Inclusive Practice Network.
14:45 -15.15
Creating Ethical Curricula: Building Communities: Seamus Conboy (CNS), Jacinta Regan (NCCA) and Stephanos Cherouvis (EA).
15:15 -16:15
Renewing the World and Imagining the Future:  The Enquiring Classroom Team.
Reflections and Next Steps.

We hope you can make it!

Aislinn, Trish, Lovisa, Stephanos and Rachel

The Enquiring Classroom is an ERAMUS+ Funded KA2 Project led by Aislinn O'Donnell (Maynooth University, Ireland), Patricia Kieran (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland), Lovisa Bergdahl, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden) and Stephanos Cherouvis (Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Athens, Greece).

Project Reference: 2016-1-IE01-KA201-016892