The fourth webinar of the 2021 Learning for All series took place on Wednesday, 28 April at 4.30pm. The webinar is entitled ‘Connection or Content: Recovering Lost Learning?'.
Teaching and learning have certainly evolved over the last year. Teachers, parents, and students have shown a huge capacity to adapt, change and meet the challenges presented, together.
It has been an unprecedented year in Irish education. As schools embark on the final term, many are understandably anxious about what to focus on. Media commentary on “lost learning” can often compound this anxiety for all.
The focus of this webinar was on supporting the return to school by looking at the important questions that we need to be discussing. What really matters for learners? If we have learned how complex teaching is in the last year, and how important social interaction is for teaching and learning, how can we reflect these new insights as we return to schools?
Our panellists engaged in an open and inclusive conversation that we hope will help guide you in choosing the best approach for your school, your class, and your students.
The panel for our webinar included:
Facilitator - Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council
- Emer Neville, 6th year student in Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel.
- Aidan Roche, Post-primary Teacher and API in Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy.
- Sinead Greene, Post-primary Inspector of Special Education, Science and Biology.
- Realtín Berry, Primary STEM Team Leader with the PDST.
- Avril Byrne, Primary Parent
A copy of the webinar PowerPoint is available here.