Call for Papers for Conference on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Building Community in our Education System
This one-day conference will take place as follows:
Venue: Laois Education Centre, Portlaoise
Date: Sat. Feb. 29th 2020
Time: 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
The theme of this conference challenges us to look at issues around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (E.D.I.) through the lens of community and belonging in the Irish education system across early years, primary and post-primary sectors. The conference will attempt to explore what is the reality in our education settings in relation to E.D.I., what are the challenges to E.D.I. and how can we conceptualise and realise the best possible future for all our students. It will explore how we can create truly inclusive learning environments while navigating the complex terrain of E.D.I. successfully for all who are part of this system. This day will focus on sharing learning and advancing good practice. We welcome abstracts in the area of E.D.I. from practitioners, researchers and those who have completed projects/studies in the area of E.D.I.
• Snapshot Sessions: 10 minute sessions – max. 10 slides.
A quick-fire presentation of an intervention, project or idea.
• Deeper Dives:
25 minute sessions featuring 20 minutes of presentation and a 5 minute Q&A
• Interactive Workshops:
Hands-on sessions showcasing a resource/intervention/project etc. that falls under the umbrella of E.D.I.
• Poster Presentation:
Presentation of research information in the form of a poster that
conference participants may view.