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Pedagogies and Possibilities for FET Professionals

Pedagogies and Possibilities for FET Professionals

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National College of Ireland

Mayor Street Lower

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What are the present and future pedagogies for FET? How can micro-credentials support the professional development of FET professionals?

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Further Education and Training in Ireland meets the needs of diverse learners across a range of singular contexts, including apprenticeships, prison education and Youthreach. Are there distinctive pedagogies in these contexts and how have they been shaped by experiences over the past two years?

Join us in-person for this engaging seminar in which we explore the challenges, strategies and emerging innovations in the FET sector in Ireland.

Session Chair: Dr Conor Mellon, CELL, NCI

Part one will feature a panel to address the question ‘Is there a pedagogy for FET?’ and explore the implications for professional development. Contributors:

  • Gráinne O’Donoghue, MA Educational Practice Student (NCI), Youthreach Teacher, Gorey
  • Jonathan Brittain, Apprenticeship Manager at NCI
  • Laetitia Maloney, Deputy Principal of Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training
  • Dr Leo Casey, CELL, NCI

Part two takes up this theme, exploring how micro-credentials can open up flexible development pathways for FET professionals, and showcasing how NCI programme design and delivery is supporting innovation in diverse FET contexts. Contributors:

  • Carrie Archer, Professional Development Coordinator, City of Dublin ETB, Lecturer, NCI
  • Ashley Stephens, Professional Development Coordinator, Kildare Wicklow ETB, Lecturer, NCI
  • Dr Michael Goldrick, CELL, NCI

Who is this event for?

Senior managers, professional development specialists and learning practitioners in the FET and community education sectors.

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This face-to-face event will take place in the Kelly Theatre, in NCI. Light refreshments will be served on arrival at 10am. This event will also be live streamed for those that can’t attend in person.

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Festival of Education and Lifelong Learning

‘Pedagogies and Possibilities for FET Professionals’ is the first event in this year’s Festival of Education and Lifelong Learning at National College of Ireland, which takes place 1-2 June 2022. The festival is organised by the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning. Find out more about the Festival of Education and Lifelong Learning 

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About the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning

The Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning offers a range of programmes for education and learning professionals at the forefront of innovation, research and best practice. The Centre has programmes in Initial Teacher Education for the FET sector, Early Childhood Education and Care and Professional Development through a range of micro-credentials for education practitioners. Find out more about the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning.

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