Thank You to all who participated in our recent Training Day workshops

At the Chester Beatty Library workshop participants looked at everyday rituals, philosophy for children and moments of Stuckness and Perplexity in their lives as educators.  Engagement with the library’s Papyrus collection, in particular the Book of Comings and Goings, gave rise to explorations of rituals around the Egyptian gods, everyday life, mummification, weighing the heart, and the theme of life and death. Participants looked at everyday rituals, philosophy for children and moments of Stuckness and Perplexity in their lives as educators.  Engagement with the library’s Papyrus collection, in particular the Book of Comings and Goings, gave rise to explorations of rituals around the Egyptian gods, everyday life, mummification, weighing the heart, and the theme of life and death.

Thank you to all those that joined us at both workshops. Here are two videos that capture some of the highlights of of the day!


​Enquiring Classroom workshops exploring complex lived values, philosophical ideas and beliefs, took place in the Hunt Museum, Limerick (Saturday May 13th, 2017) and the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (Saturday May 27th). Dr Patricia Kieran (MIC) and Prof. Aislinn O’Donnell (Maynooth University) and the Mary immaculate college Research and Graduate School team would like to extend their appreciation to all those who attended and expressed interest in our recent workshops as part of our Erasmus+ funded project ‘The Enquiring Classroom’. Each event brought together a wide range of individuals including primary and secondary school teachers, university lecturers, museum curators etc. and furnished each participant with a skillset to bring the exploration of beliefs and religious values into a classroom environment. Learning during the workshops has been a two way street and on behalf of all the project partners thank you for your input. Here are some pics of the day and we will continue to update our online platforms with more resources.