Date: Monday 8th June 2015
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Venue: The Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast.
Registration: As places are limited, please register with email@example.com for the event by Monday 1st June
The event is free and open. A light lunch will be provided.
Keynote Speakers: Professor Keith Barton (Indiana University), Professor Audrey Osler (University of Leeds /Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway)
This event aims to draw together academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the role of education in dealing with the legacy of past conflict. The morning session will explore the role of history and citizenship education in helping young people make sense of the past and its impact on their current societal context. The afternoon will be devoted to considering the implications of this for policy and practice in the Northern Ireland context.
Findings from an evaluation of the ‘Prison to Peace: learning from the experience of political ex-prisoners’ programme will also be presented by Lesley Emerson, Karen Orr and Paul Connolly (School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast). This research demonstrates the potential of programmes which engage directly with issues relating to the conflict to have a significant positive impact on young people’s attitudes and behaviours.
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