School of Lifelong Learning and Education partner in European Union project

Education
Dr Catherine Lowry-O’Neill's training workshop in Berlin

Dr Catherine Lowry-O’Neill's training workshop in Berlin

EU 'CONVINCE' project is a direct answer to the current challenges, but also opportunities, of multiculturalism, diversity and social inclusion

Dr Catherine Lowry-O’Neill, lecturer in SOLLE, presented at three training workshops - one in Rome, one in Paris, and the third in Berlin - to attendees from across Europe including teachers, school leaders and other educational personnel.  She addressed issues including Citizenship Education, critical thinking, the Whole School Approach, and extremism and radicalisation in the classroom.  Dr Lowry-O’Neill also designed and prepared materials for an online course as part of the project, with the support of the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning.

CONVINCE project
EU CONVINCE project – EU Common Values Inclusive Education (2018-2020). EU CONVINCE is a joint project of ETUCE (European Trade Union Committee for Education), EFEE (European Federation of Education Employers) and ESHA (European School Heads Association) which seeks to provide teachers, other education personnel, school leaders, as well as the education institution community as a whole with tools and methods to deliver inclusive quality education to all and better deal with citizenship-related issues both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. The project is a direct answer to the current challenges, but also opportunities, of multiculturalism, diversity and social inclusion.

Workshops
DR Lowry-O'Neill presented at three training workshops in Rome on the 31 January, in Paris on the 5 March and also in Berlin on 2 April.

‘WIT is very well equipped to facilitate staff in developing online materials of the highest quality’, said Ms Laura Widger, Head of Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL), who was project co-ordinator and member of the steering committee.

Head of School, Dr Helen Murphy, commented, ‘Given the increasingly complex and diverse educational contexts emerging in Europe, it is vital that educational approaches enhance social, civic and intercultural competencies’.  She continued: ‘This project is rooted in values of freedom, non-discrimination and inclusion which are key values of the School of Lifelong Learning and Education.’

The project concludes in November with a closing conference


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