Conversations on Education will Explore the Impact of COVID-19 on the Classroom
Mary Immaculate College (MIC) will host a virtual summer school from its Thurles campus this June featuring renowned international educationalists, Pasi Sahlberg and Michael Fullan. The MIC Thurles Summer School, which will take place online from 15 to 17 June, will reflect on the past year and explore how education has changed and adapted in a year unlike any other. The three-day event will be an opportunity to examine the role of schools and classrooms in a post-Covid era and the capacity of schools to respond to current and future challenges. The summer school will also investigate ways in which teachers can improve the learning and life chances of young people at primary and post-primary level.
The MIC Thurles Summer School is aimed at teachers, researchers, student teachers, parents, support service and policymakers, as well as anyone with an interest in exploringhow teaching and learning can be improved. According to Dr Finn Ó Murchú, Head of School of Education (Post-Primary) at MIC, “In what has been an extremely tough year for principals, teachers and pupils, we hope to celebrate and capture the good work being done by schools across the country by coming together at the MIC Thurles Summer School. We hope our Summer School will inspire further continuation and development of the vital work that is being undertaken in our schools, while providing an opportunity to listen to, and interact with, renowned international educationalists as well as those closer to home, including principals and practicing teachers.”
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