2017 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.
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
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