Paulo Freire Centenary - Celebration (1921 - 2021)
- Who should attend:
- All welcome
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- Prior booking required:
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Paulo Freire Centenary Celebration (1921-2021)
(Interactive event as part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, 1st – 5th March 2021)
- Date: Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
- Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
- Location: Online Via Zoom
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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: https://www.freire.org/paulo-freire/itemlist/category/110-paulo-freire. You can register for this event here.
Biographies of speakers
- Luiza Cortesão is Emeritus Professor at the University of Porto and senior researcher at the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE). Her research interests and expertise lie on in intercultural issues and Freirean studies, academic excellence and citizenship, adult education and action-research. She has developed intensive research and training and has published several books, book chapters and articles in national scientific journals in these themes. She has been involved in national and international research, action-research and training projects, particularly in Portuguese-speaking African countries. She has worked with and in international organizations such as OECD, SIDA (in Sweden), DANIDA (Denmark’s development cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark), and above all, as a consultant, in UNESCO, working in Angola, Mozambique e Cabo Verde. In Portugal, she worked in different projects of Educational Innovation with the Secretary of State for Education, with Gep/Getap, with DGES and with General Directorate of Consular Affairs and Portuguese Communities, from Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At present, mainly, she develops collaborations with universities, associations and unions in Brazil. Professor Luiza chairs the Instituto Paulo Freire de Portugal (Paulo Freire’s Institute of Portugal). In 2002, she was awarded Grand Officer of the Portuguese Order of Public Instruction. The Honour recognizes her outstanding service to education and teaching.
- José Pedro Amorim currently works at the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education, University of Porto, and he is member of the board of the Paulo Freire Institute of Portugal. Amorim does research in adult education, adult literacy, University Social Responsibility, widening access and participation in higher education, recognition of prior learning. He also is a member of Editorial Board of The Adult Learner, the Irish journal of adult and community education.
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