Changing societies: transformative citizenship teaching
Dublin, Ireland, 2017
Educators from the five nations gathered in Dublin in January 2017 for the Five Nations Network annual conference.
The conference included intellectual and practical inputs through keynotes, discussions, workshops and seminars, and aimed to:
In advance of the conference, delegates were provided with a paper, 'Thoughts on transformative education', written by Lee Jerome, Associate Professor of Education, Middlesex University and joint England Country Lead.
Capturing the discussions, debate, reflections and learning points
We captured the conference through graphic art, films, vox pops, online tools and paper forms. This has provided a rich and engaging set of conference resources. Download the full conference graphic report*
Guest and plenary speakers
Professor Sharon Todd delivered the keynote ‘Citizenship and Tensions of Belonging: Pedagogical Transformation in Classroom and Community’.
Teachers from England talked about developing a curriculum response to extremism through citizenship education, in conversation with Associate Professor Lee Jerome. Guest and plenary speaker films
Workshops and seminars
A series of workshops and seminars explored the transformative role of active citizenship, participation and empowerment, with links to history, social justice education and the creative arts.
Participants discussed real life case studies and examined how transformative pedagogical principles can be applied in the classroom in different contexts. Workshop and seminar resources
Five Nations Development Projects
Four short, focused Five Nations Development Projects (FNDPs) were funded in advance of the conference to allow teachers in schools to take forward a range of citizenship and values education projects.
Two teachers attended the conference and shared their findings through poster presentations. Five Nations Development Projects
*Graphic reportage by Philip Barrett.