New educational resource for facilitating dialogue between young people
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF) has launched a new set of educational resources entitled ‘The Essentials of Dialogue’. This resource is aimed at those who work with young people and who want to adopt a more open and dialogical approach to teaching and learning. It is the refinement of almost six years of learning by the TBFF in facilitating dialogue between young people the world over as part of the Face to Faith schools dialogue programme. The resources combine clear theoretical explorations of key concepts as well as a selection of replicable and proven classroom activities that can help young people to develop both the skills and the habits to deal with the challenges of the modern world. The resources are free to access at http://bit.ly/e-o-d.
Union leaders present their thoughts on Shared Education
These short videos featuring Mark Langhammer, Northern Ireland Director of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and Gerry Murphy, Northern Secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) were first shown by members of the Centre for Shared Education at a conference of Cypriot teachers’ unions in January 2016. The theme of the conference was “Developing Peace Culture – the role of education” and it was hosted in the UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia, Cyprus