Gender Matters – Ethical Education Conference 2017

Gender Matters – Ethical Education Conference 2017

Print2017 will see Educate Together’s third Ethical Education Conference. Since its inception in 2015, the Ethical Education Conference has gone from strength to strength and this year we will be welcoming more delegates than ever from across our network to the beautiful setting of the Grand Hotel in Malahide.

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Why focus on Gender Equality? 

One of the principles of the Educate Together Charter is that our schools will be co-educational but what does this mean in 2017? Co-education means more than educating boys and girls together in the same class or school. It means educating all students together, providing equality of access and experience to each student irrespective of their cultural background, belief system or gender. But how is this lived out in practice?

This conference will seek to discuss and explore the gender matters that face us in education in Ireland. We will consider important questions such as:

•   How do we increase the gender balance in participation in STEM subjects?

•   How do we tackle gender discrimination and stereotyping in our schools?

•   How do we manage school sports to ensure participation by all students?

The UN has identified Gender Equality as one of its Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality is an important element of Ethical Education. With issues related to Gender Equality gaining increasing attention in the media, its important that teachers and students are prepared to discuss these issues, to critically analyse representations of gender and to challenge gender stereotypes. We all have a role to play in making Gender Equality a reality. We believe 
that education is one way we can make a difference and get a step closer to achieving that goal.

Agenda

Friday 24th November 2017

3.30pm – 4.30pm     Student Council Training

4.30pm – 4.45pm     Break

4.45pm – 6.00pm     StudentMeet

6.00pm – 6.30pm     Break- Registration

6.30pm – 7.30pm     Panel Discussion: Gender Matters in Sport

7.30pm- 8.30pm      Wine Reception

 

Saturday 25th November 2017

8.30am – 9.30am        Registration – Tea/coffee – Exhibition stands

9.30am – 11.00am      TeachMeet

11.00am – 11.30am     Break – Exhibition stands

11.30am – 11.45am    Official Launch of Ethical Education Online Course

11.45am – 1.15pm      Keynote Address: Dr. Debbie Ging

1.15pm – 2.15pm       Lunch – Exhibition Stands

2.15pm – 3.45pm        Workshop 1

3.45pm – 5.15pm       Workshop 2

 

Workshops

A rights-based Arts approach to teaching Ethical Education
Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company

Understanding Gender Identity
Transgender Equality Network Ireland

Methodologies for teaching Ethical Education
Sandra-Irwin Gowran

 

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