Upcoming Workshops: Ireland


The Enquiring Classroom: Using philosophical enquiry tools to engage in difficult ethical and religious discussions within the classroom environment.

You are invited to join Patricia Kieran (MIC, Limerick) and Aislinn O’Donnell (Maynooth University) for their Erasmus+ Project “The Enquiring Classroom” training school workshops.

Our Workshops will take place on the following dates and there is no charge for attendance. We will be providing refreshments and lunch for each workshop and each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance along with further online support and learning opportunities. The day will include a guided tour of the museums collection. 

Workshop A: Hunt Museum, Limerick Saturday May 13th from 10am to 4.30pm
Workshop B: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Saturday May 27th from 10am to 4.30pm

At the heart of our project is a commitment to arts based methodologies, lived values, philosophical enquiry and to dialogue, listening, imagination in the discussion and exploration of ideas, religions, beliefs, values and 'big questions'. This approach will have particular relevance for primary teachers engaging in exploring values, ethics, religions and beliefs, and will be responsive to the new ERB and Ethics proposed curriculum. In post-primary schools, it will have direct relevance to a range of subjects including the new Junior Cycle course in Philosophy and the new Leaving Certificate Subject, Politics and Society, and CSPE. Our project is designed for use in a classroom environment from age 8 to 18.

Following participation in either or both of the workshops there will be an invitational online component consisting of 3 module inputs to involve sharing ideas, practices, engaging in exercises and tasks, and an understanding of the rationale for different approaches. These can be completed over a 6 week period.   

To book your place please use the form located on your right or email Rachel.Ryan@mic.ul.ie. Please note places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

For any further details on the project please visit: The Project page

BOOKING ENQUIRY FORM

To book your place on our workshops please fill out the below form: 

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