National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors 2017

Literacy and numeracy in health and in finance.

28 January, The Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8

9.30   Registration: tea and coffee

10.00   Welcome Dr Tom O’Brien, Services and Research and Development Manager, NALA

10.10   Opening remarks: Chairperson

            10.20   Launch of two publications: (i) Financial and Numeracy report and (ii) NALA and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) report on referred learners

           10.30   ‘Financial numeracy’: New concept, new impact? Daniel Sellers, Literacy and Numeracy Consultant

10.50   Functional literacy: Is it all people need? Fergal Finnegan, Adult and Community Education Lecturer, Maynooth University

11.10   Connecting learners to their inner resources through Personal Development Maggie O’Sullivan Graham, District Literacy and Education Organiser and Paula Tiller, Tutor, Kerry ETB

11.30 Questions and answers

11.45 – 1.15   Morning workshops:

A.Sharing tips on physical and mental wellbeing for children and families - Eithne Dunne, Education Coordinator, An Cosán and Pam Buchanan, Adult, Family and Community Learning Facilitator, Dublin

B.Need a loan?  How to compare loans without understanding what APR means!

 - Maria Gibbs, Resource Tutor, Parnell Adult Education Centre

C.‘Cook it’: Taster menu for the HSE’s practical cookery programme targeted at disadvantaged communities – Dr Kate Cassidy, Health Promotion Officer and Dr Anne Marie Tully, Community Lead on Nutrition, HSE

D.Delivering a health and wellbeing programme for older adults – Helen Ryan and Blathnaid Ni Chinneide, NALA

E.Tutors’ stories and why they matter: A tool for reflection - Anne O’Mahony, Tutor, Cork ETB

F.Making it work for you: putting financial numeracy into practice - Daniel Sellers Literacy and Numeracy Consultant and Tina Byrne, Research Officer, NALA

G.Health literacy empowering communities: Two projects from Waterford - Margaret Howard, Tutor, Waterford ETB

1.15     Lunch

2.30 – 4.00 Afternoon workshops:

H.Sharing tips on physical and mental wellbeing for children and families - Eithne Dunne, Education Coordinator, An Cosán and Pam Buchanan, Adult, Family and Community Learning Facilitator, Dublin

I.Need a loan?  How to compare loans without understanding what APR means!

 - Maria Gibbs, Resource Tutor, Parnell Adult Education Centre

J.‘Cook it’: Taster menu for the HSE’s practical cookery programme targeted at disadvantaged communities – Dr Kate Cassidy, Health Promotion Officer and Dr Anne Marie Tully, Community Lead on Nutrition, HSE

K.Delivering a health and wellbeing programme for older adults – Helen Ryan and Blathnaid Ni Chinneide, NALA

L.Tutors’ stories and why they matter: A tool for reflection - Anne O’Mahony, Tutor, Cork ETB

M.Making it work for you: putting financial numeracy into practice - Daniel Sellers Literacy and Numeracy Consultant and Tina Byrne, Research Officer, NALA

N.Health literacy empowering communities: Two projects from Waterford - Margaret Howard, Tutor, Waterford ETB

4.00     Close

Cost: There is no charge for attending this event.

However, you have to be a NALA member to attend. If you would like to attend and are not already a member of NALA, you can join for free.

You can also pay a membership fee of €25 to get extra benefits.

For all information about membership and to join online please click here.

Note: The Ashling Hotel is across the river from Heuston station. You can see a map here - There is a small car park at the hotel which is often full. NALA can’t cover the parking costs for participants. The ‘Museum’ LUAS stop is a two minute walk from the hotel. There is free parking in the Phoenix Park nearby.

Context: This conference will help ‘facilitate literacy provision for personal, family, social and community contexts’ (Element 6 of Literacy and Numeracy Strategy - FET Strategy) and look at ‘innovation in the teaching and learning of adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills’ (Objective 2 of NALA's Strategic Plan 2017 – 2019)