Critical literacy? Where is it in teaching and learning? Seminar on Wednesday 27 March 2019

NALA is hosting this event in partnership with AONTAS as part of the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) programme. This seminar is co-funded by the European Union and SOLAS. It will take place on Wednesday 27 March from 9.30 to 1 pm in the Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills. It is free to attend.



Welcome: Inez Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, NALA

Critical literacy in contemporary times: challenges for practitioners: Professor Uta Papen, Professor of Literacy Studies, Lancaster University UK

Changing lives through critical literacy
Lisa Brady, student and Joan Butler, tutor talk about the Well Now! course for parents

Good learning approaches to enable critical literacy work
Pauline Hensey, Adult literacy and education tutor

Questions and answers

11 am Break

World café: Critical literacy in action (20 minutes at each table)

1. “My position is…” Critical literacy in democracy: Sr. Bernadette MacMahon, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice

2. ‘Safer sleep for baby’: using health texts for critical literacy activities with adult learners: Professor Uta Papen, Lancaster University UK

3. “Beyond the click: challenging fake news in the learning environment”: Tony Daly, 80:20

Update on European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL): Dearbháil Lawless, EU Projects Officer, AONTAS

Social and state harm and literacy inequalities: Maggie Feeley, Research and teaching fellow, School of Social Justice, UCD

1pm : Close