Paulo Freire Centenary - Celebration (1921 - 2021)

03 March 2021
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All welcome
1 hour 30 minutes
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Paulo Freire Centenary Celebration (1921-2021)

(Interactive event as part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, 1st – 5th March 2021)

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Paulo Freire Centenary

As part of the Adult Learners’ Festival, to commemorate the centenary since Paulo Freire's birth in 1921, AONTAS is hosting an event in collaboration with the Paulo Freire Institute of Portugal. Paulo Freire's work has left an indelible mark on Ireland's adult education landscape, particularly community education. In keeping a transformative approach to adult education alive, AONTAS promotes and communicates the work of Freire to a broad audience. This event will be dialogue-driven, informed by expert inputs from Dr José Pedro Amorim and Professor Luiza Cortesão and will offer a space to learn about Freire and discuss the impact of his work. The discussion sessions will be facilitated by Educators, mainly members of the AONTAS CEN, who bring the work of Freire to life.

Launch of the 2022 Call for Abstracts for the Adult Learner

This event will also launch of this year’s Call for Abstracts for The Adult Learner, Ireland’s only peer-review adult learning journal. The 2022 issue of the journal will explore the theme of success in adult education. Abstracts of 400-500 words will be sought on both research and pratice-based papers addressing this theme (deadline 25th June 2021). You can read more about the 2022 theme and abstract requirements on the Journal’s webpage here.

How to Attend

The event is open to all. We welcome educators, community education practitioners, FET tutors, adult learners, policymakers, academics and anyone interested in Paulo Freire's work. Whether you are a Freirean Scholar or want to learn more, we welcome you to attend this very special event. You can read more about the work of Freire in advance, here: You can register for this event here.

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