Adult Learners' Festival 2022 - Policy Event

11 March 2022
Who should attend:
Adult learners, practitioners and tutors from across Ireland
2.5 hours
Prior booking required:

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022- Policy Event

Community Education – Working Together to Address Educational Inequality

About the Event:

This Policy Day event will mark the closing event of the 2022 AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival. It will bring policy makers, adult learning providers and learners together to demonstrate and discuss the importance of an interconnected and supportive tertiary education sector. The event will also showcase the unique role that community education can have in addressing educational inequality in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Date: Friday, 11th March 2022 (Closing event of the AONTAS Adult Learner’s Festival 2022)

Time: 10.30am-1.00pm

Location: Online Via Zoom


10.30am Welcome and Introduction

Message from John D’Arcy, AONTAS Chairperson and Niamh O’Reilly, AONTAS CEO

10.35am Learner Panel Discussion – Community Education Pathways

11.05am A Collective Vision for the Future of Community Education, Niamh O’Reilly, AONTAS CEO

11.20am Message from Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD

11.25am Provider Panel Discussion – Building Partnerships and Creating Opportunities for Collaborative Practice

12.00pm Comfort Break (20 mins)

12.20pm Next Steps and Reflections 

12.50pm Response from Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS

1.00pm Close

To learn more about the Adult Learners' Festival and to get involved, click here

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Contact details:
Tel: 014068220