Over the year, and as so much learning and work has shifted online, Susan Cullinane (Community Education Facilitator, Kildare Wicklow and Education and Training Board) and Jerry O’Neill (Maynooth University) have been exploring ways of holding on to some of the core values and processes that are central to community education. During the upcoming Community Education Network (CEN) meeting they will tap into these processes and values by drawing on walking as a process of dialogic reflexivity, providing the opportunity for CEN members to reflect on their own work while engaging in a walking dialogue with a fellow participant.
Drawing on the dialogic book of Paulo Freire and Myles Horton “We make the road by walking” the CEN meeting will provide a space to engage in some deep reflexivity on our work as community educators and will model a process that can be adapted and developed further in your own practice.
So, why not come along, and walk with us for a bit to see what road we can make together as we reflect on our own work?
If you choose to come along, we will meet on Zoom initially before inviting you to engage in a walking dialogue with a fellow participant for 20-30 mins.
In these walking dialogues, pairs are guided to walk, talk and listen into and around a reflexive question posed by the facilitators. More instructions on the process will be given to participants before the event and again on the day.
This meeting is open to members of the Community Education Network (CEN). For more information and to register please click here: https://www.aontas.com/events/community-education-network-general-meeting-november-2020
Note: If you are not a member of the CEN but would like to become a member please contact Suzanne Kyle, AONTAS Community Education Network Coordinator at: email@example.com
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