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Looking back and looking forward: Conversations on Freire’s Influence

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An opportunity for critical reflection on Paulo Freire's influence in development and educational practice, both at home and globally

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This year sees the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, one of the most significant educationalists of the past century. The Department of International Development Maynooth University, Ireland wish to use the significance of this occasion as an opportunity to enable critical reflection on his influence and for a critical exploration of his relevance for development and educational practice, both at here in Ireland and internationally.

In the morning seminar, speakers will examine his influence across three sectors: the academy, the community and globally, reflecting upon the relevance and influence Freire may have had in the past, and whether this continues to this day. Speakers include

  • David Archer, ActionAid: Zoryana Pshyk,Community Educator: Eilish Dillon, Maynooth University.

The afternoon features interactive workshops led by

  • Dorothy Tooman, DEN-L, Liberia and Michael Solis, Trócaire;
  • David Kaulem, Arrupe Jesuit University, Zimbabwe and Fergal Finnegan, Maynooth University;
  • Amel Yacef, NYCI with Peter Dorman, Community Action Network

You will be asked to select one of the three workshop topics during registration-Higher education, Community activism; Development in practice. Please tick only one workshop.

Click on the link below to register for the day- the event is free but places are limited. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you on October 28th


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