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Events and Training

Development Education and Gender

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

11.00am – 1.00pm
(1.00pm Light lunch & Refreshments)

Drama Room (Room Number SE133),
School of Education,
North Campus,
Maynooth University,
Co. Kildare

Eilish Dillon
(Department of International Development, Maynooth University)

Siobhán Madden
(Community Education and Narrative Research Consultant)

V’cenza Cirefice
(Eco-feminist researcher and PhD candidate at NUI Galway)

Aoife Titley (Chair)
(Development and Intercultural Education [DICE] in the Froebel Department, Maynooth University)

About this event
This event has been organised to present and debate the content of Issue 29 of the Centre for Global Education’s bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. The theme of this issue is ‘Development Education and Gender’ and focuses on the largely under-explored relationship between ‘feminist epistemological frameworks and their relevance for development education’. Two of the contributors to Issue 29, Eilish Dillon and Siobhán Madden, are going to present, and invite discussion, on their articles at the seminar. Eilish’s paper is titled ‘Connecting the Personal and the Political: Feminist Perspectives on Development Education’ and is available here. Siobhán’s article is titled ‘The Importance of Feminist Development Education through Neoliberal Times’ and is available here. Participants are encouraged to read the two articles if possible ahead of the seminar. Issue 29 is available in its entirety here.

Targeted Sectors of Education
Development Education
Gender Studies
Human Rights Education
Development Studies / Tertiary Education
Community / Voluntary / Youth Sector.

This event is free but registration is essential. To register please click here:
For further information contact:
Centre for Global Education, 9 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1FY
Tel: 028 90241879

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