Education for Transformation
24 JUNE - 19 JULY 2019
Study in a city emerging from conflict and learn from local educational experiences with internationally acclaimed experts.
The International Summer School on Education for Transformation is hosted by the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), an interdisciplinary school located in a unique society emerging from conflict with many distinct educational sectors. From faith schools to Irish language schools to religiously integrated schools to schools involved in the internationally renowned Shared Education Programme, the SSESW is at the heart of rigorous research conducted throughout our schools and those further afield which has informed policy and brought about systemic change in the local system and beyond.
There will be exciting opportunities to hear first-hand accounts of researching and teaching in different educational contexts and working within other disciplines (justice, social work, social policy) and in partnership with key stakeholders to include Governments, charities and Non-Governmental Organisations.
Drawing on our experiences and research within Northern Ireland, Great Britain and from around the world, we will examine:
• Northern Ireland and the local and global platform: sessions on higher education, dealing with social and religious differences throughout our unique history
• Education through Evidence and Social Innovation: sessions on children’s services, early intervention and prevention, conducting RCTs and rigorous educational research approaches.
• UNESCO sessions: sessions on curriculum in divided and conflict-affected societies, engaging young people with controversial political issues, models for promoting intercultural education and intergroup contact through schools.
• Education for all: sessions on epistemic justice and special needs education, education for children with disabilities, mental health needs and the implications for schools.
• Education Studies and leadership in the 21st century: sessions on literacy, learning dispositions, theories of learning, assessment, the outdoor classroom and educational leadership.
Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation
The programme includes sessions from researchers in our Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, a flagship pioneering research programme.
We seek to improve the lives of children, families and communities by working in partnership to create robust evidence to find innovative solutions to key social problems. Early intervention and prevention is at our core, reflecting our commitment to tackling social problems at their root and before they arise or have time to take hold.
The Centre for Shared Education
We will host sessions facilitated by our United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Chair in Shared Education.
Our UNESCO Chair works with international development organisations and Governments to facilitate, promote and develop models of shared education in societies impacted by conflict and division.
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