National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors 2019

Transformation through learning

This National Tutors’ Forum will focus on the process of transformation from different perspectives - the learner and the tutor. It will look at how this transformation can be analyzed and supported and how it can bring positive change to both learners and tutors.

9.30 Registration: tea and coffee

10.00 Welcome and opening remarks

Chair: Blake Hodkinson, Director of Further Education and Training, City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB)

10.10 Learning for change

Catherine Delvin, Adult Literacy Student, Donegal ETB

10.20 Using creative reading and writing for transformative change

Paula Tiller and Eleanor Neff, Tutors, Kerry ETB

10.40 Transformation through learning

Dr Ciaran O’Mathúna, Coordinator, Professional Diploma in Education, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin

11.00 Using problem-based learning as a tool in the classroom

Frances Sullivan, Maths and IT tutor, Crumlin Adult Literacy Service, CDETB

11.20 Go to workshops

11.30 - 1.00 Morning workshops:

  • A.  Using creative reading and writing for change
    Paula Tiller and Eleanor Neff, Tutors, Kerry ETB
  • B.  Active learning tips for tutors
    Pam Buchanan, Adult, Family and Community Learning Facilitator, Dublin
  • C.  Mindfulness as a resource in caring for oneself and for others
    David McCormack, Lecturer in Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University
  • D.  Change through blended learning and the flipped ESOL classroom
    Ana Marques, Learning Practitioner, VTOS and Clare Adult Basic Education Service, Limerick and Clare ETB
  • E.  Change and fun ideas with maths, science and art
    Debbie Woods, Literacy and Art tutor, Adult Learning Services Drogheda, Louth and Meath ETB
  • F.  Beyond the click: Challenging fake news in the learning environment
    Tony Daly, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and Helen Ryan, NALA
  • G.  Connecting and learning using ICT
    Elaine Clifford and Karis Goggin, Tutors, Kerry ETB

1.00 to 2.00 Lunch

2.003.30 Afternoon workshops:

  • H.  Active learning tips for tutors
    Pam Buchanan, Adult, Family and Community Learning Facilitator, Dublin
  • I.  Mindfulness as a resource in caring for oneself and for others
    David McCormack, Lecturer in Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University
  • J.  Change through blended learning and the flipped ESOL classroom
    Ana Marques, Learning Practitioner, VTOS and Clare Adult Basic Education Service, Limerick and Clare ETB
  • K.  Change and fun ideas with maths, science and art
    Debbie Woods, Literacy and Art tutor, Adult Learning Services Drogheda, Louth and Meath ETB
  • L.  Beyond the click: Challenging fake news in the learning environment
    Tony Daly, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and Helen Ryan, NALA
  • M.  Connecting and learning using ICT
    Elaine Clifford and Karis Goggin, Tutors, Kerry ETB

3.30 Close

Cost: There is no charge for attending this event.

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Note: The Ashling Hotel is across the river from Heuston station.

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.