SPEAKER:Dr Angelika Anderson, Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia is back in Belfast for a short workshop. Dr Anderson about her work: "I think the work we are doing with adults in a working environment is really exciting and brings up a range of issues that make interesting workshop / discussion issues. Essentially we trialled three strategies: 1. Antecendent/preventative package, including video priming, 2. Modeling procedures (comparing video and in vivo modeling) in teaching job specific skills, and 3. Self-management procedures to increase rates of productivity. The project is situated in the context of a not for profit organisation within the community. Other data on interventions for adults with ASD make for an interesting discussion about a focus on antecedent interventions (i.e., inclusive paradigm) versus solely focusing on addressing skill deficits (i.e., medical paradigm). I think both are needed, just as you address health issues and provide individual therapies for individuals in wheelchairs as well as wheelchair ramps.' Dr Anderson previously presented at the CBA/QUART conference in 2011.
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.
For Flyer click here
This event will be of interest to parents, practitioners and policy makers, anyone who is involved in shaping children’s lives. A series of presentations will outline the findings of the Lifestart Parenting Programme evaluation across the island of Ireland (2008-2015) and provide a broad flavour of work and evidence in the area of parenting research. The Lifestart Foundation provides a programme for parents based on the Growing Child curriculum. This is an evidence based, intensive, early intervention and prevention home visitation programme. The programme is devised to achieve better child development outcomes by educating parents on how young children develop and learn in the early years. The Centre for Effective Education is an applied research centre committed to ensuring that educational programmes and interventions are as effective as possible in helping to improve the lives of children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
For Flyer click here
The School of Education is giving you the chance to meet its academics and find out more about the range of short courses and degree programmes starting this September 2015. Whether you want to ask an in-depth question about the content of our degree programmes, find out about fees and how to apply, or you'd like to meet our academic and support staff, come along to 18 College Green, Belfast on 23 June 2015 from 4pm.
4.00pm - Refreshments and meet Programme Co-Ordinators
4.10pm - Welcome by Dr Billy McClune, Director of Education
4.20pm - Opportunity to ask questions
5.15pm - Tour of the McClay Library (optional and pre-booked)
The Centre for Effective Education and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland would like to invite you to this showcase event. This will be of interest to everyone who wants to learn more about the role that schools can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of children. Keynote presentations will be made by Professor Chris Bonell (Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University College London) and Professor Simon Murphy (Professor in Public Health Improvement, Principle Investigator (PI) on PHIRN and Cardiff Co-Director for DECIPHer). A series of short presentations will outline research currently being undertaken in Northern Ireland by teams from the Centre for Effective Education and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health at Queen’s. This event has been supported by the Improving Children’s Lives initiative at Queen’s. The Centre for Effective Education is an applied research centre committed to ensuring that educational programmes and interventions are as effective as possible in helping to improve the lives of children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland aims to build capacity for public health research, strengthen the evidence base for public health policy and practice and to improve the health of the population. www.qub.ac.uk/coe For any further information please contact Dr Laura Dunne
For Flyer click here