Now in its fourth year, Educate Together’s annual Ethical Education Conference is an established event in the education calendar and one not to be missed!

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Friday 23rd November 2018

Science Gallery Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

2.00 – 3.30: Second-level Student Session (Open to all delegates to attend)
3.30 – 4.00: Tea/ coffee/ juice & biscuits
4.00 – 5.30: StudentMeet (Open to all delegates to attend)
5.30 – 6.00: Tea/ coffee & biscuits
6.00 – 7.30: Panel Discussion: Educating for a Sustainable Environment
Duncan Stewart; Eco Eye
Óisín Coghlan: Friends of the Earth
Dr. Elaine Nevin, ECO- UNESCO
Dr. Shane Bergin, UCD – Compere

8.00: Dinner The Farm Restaurant, Dawson Street (Optional, separate ticket required)

Saturday 24th November 2018

The Alex Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

9.00 – 3.00: Education Exhibitors
9.00 – 9.20: Registration, Tea / Coffee
9.20 – 9.30: Welcome and Opening Address
9.30 – 11.00: TeachMeet
11.00 – 11.30: Tea/ Coffee
11.30 – 11.45: Launch of LITTLE Teacher Guidelines (Erasmus+ funded project)
11.45 – 1.15: Keynote Address: Dr. Charlotte Holland, DCU
1.15 – 2.15: Lunch
2.15 – 3.40: Workshops
3.45 – 5.10: Workshops

Workshop Options

Teach for Tomorrow: Exploring education for sustainable development in the classroom

Aoife Titley – Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education

Introduction to ECO UNESCO and the Young Environmentalist Awards

Dr Megan Kuster, ECO UNESCO

Is it Fair? Exploring the injustice of climate change in the classroom

Rowan Oberman, St Patrick’s Campus / DCU

Teaching Energy and Sustainability: Exploring SEAI’s free classroom resources and lesson plans

Úna Halpin, SEAI

2 great venues for the price of 1!

We are delighted to announce that for the first time this year, delegates will have the pleasure of visiting Science Gallery Dublin as part of the conference programme as this outstanding venue hosts Day 1 of the conference on Friday 23rd November 2018. Delegates will then be treated to the luxurious surrounds of the nearby and newly refurbished Alex Hotel for Day 2 of the conference on Saturday 24th November 2018.

Why focus on Education for Sustainability?

Ethical Education invites students and teachers to engage with issues and challenges facing society in order to nurture globally aware and active citizens who are
prepared to take action. One of the biggest challenges facing the world currently
are the unsustainable levels of development that are degrading and destroying the environment. As global citizens we are collectively placing unsustainable demands on our planet’s capacity. Consequences include resource depletion and waste disposal, climate change, extinction of species and challenges to the integrity of ecosystems.

This Conference will focus on supporting educators to address these issues in their classrooms and schools through the Ethical Education Curriculum and related subjects. Ultimately, the Conference will provide educators with a wide range of ideas and practical solutions to bring back to their schools.


As always, the conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to meet and speak to a number of exhibitors that offer different educational services and resources relevant to primary and second-level schools. Delegates will have the opportunity to interact and meet with these throughout the day on Saturday. There will also be a special exhibition competition where delegates will have the opportunity to win a prize!

If you would like to register as an exhibitor at the Conference please contact James from Educate Together National Office on 01 429 2500 or email

Information on previous Ethical Education Conferences

2017: Gender Matters

2016: Raising Student Voices

2015: Cherishing All the Children of the Nation Equally?




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