Conference: Teaching Politics in our Universities

Conference : Teaching politics in our Universities: Inspiring, inciting and enlightening

On September 18th 2015, the PSAI teaching and learning specialist group held a one-day conference on “Teaching politics in our universities : inspiring, inciting and enlightening”. It brought together students, academics, the media, politicians, educationalists and managers to discuss the significance of education in, for and about politics in our institutions of higher education.

The conference started with a keynote speech by Professor John Craig on “Linking academic study and practice“.

It also hosted a panel discussion on “Why teaching and learning politics is important for society” that included Senator Fiach MacConghail (Director Abbey Theatre), Lorraine McIlrath (Community Knowledge Initiative, NUIG), Noel Whelan (Barrister and media commentator) and Michelle O’Donnell Keating (Women for election and DCU).

Innovative approaches to teaching and learning in politics were also showcased :

The conference was jointly funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the PSAI.

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About cmlharris

Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, University College Cork, Ireland
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