Burren Winterage School: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Rural Areas

October 28, 2022

to  October 28, 2022

Start: 9:30 am 

Finish: 5:00 pm

St. Patrick's Hall, Corofin Community Centre. Eircode: V95RD88

Programme Outline

9:30-10:00      Registration, networking and coffee

10:00-11:15    Erasmus+ RUR’UP Multiplier Event Session 1:
Education infrastructure-challenges, gaps and future trends in education for sustainable development in rural areas        

10:00-10:15 James Moran ATU – Welcome, Introduction and RUR’UP Erasmus+ Project;

10:15-10:35 Keynote speaker: Valerie Lewis, Take 1 Programme Director, Tipperary ETB and Department of Education.
Embedding Education for Sustainable Development in Learning and Teaching.

Organisation case studies and panel discussion- Challenges, Gaps and Future Trends:

10:35-10:45 Anne Marie Butler Teagasc - Education for Sustainable Development

10:45-10:55 Colm MurrayHeritage Council - “Sustainability skills are intangible heritage: the problem of transmission”

10:55-11:15 Q&A and panel discussion(ATU, ETB, Teagasc, Heritage Council, Mountbellew Agricultural College)

11:15-11:45 Coffee and networking

11:45-13:00   Erasmus+ RUR’UP Multiplier Event Session 2: Innovative education for sustainable development-meeting community current and future needs (addressing gaps and challenges)              

11:45-11:55 Declan Feeney ATU - Education with Sustainability

11:55-12:10 Sean McGloin NOTS - organic training programmes

12:10-12:20 Sean Daffy/Ruth Bennett Coady ATU - Enabling online learning and place-based learning (CPD Learnonline and RUR’UP Erasmus+ Project)

12:20-13:00: Participants round table discussions plus panel feedback/Q&A

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30        Session 3: Alternative, Innovative approaches to Education for Sustainable Development in Rural Areas.

14:00 – 14:15 Alessio Volpato (ATU) Assessing and mapping ecosystem services in the agricultural landscape: a case of study of the Burren

14:15 – 15:00 Pecha Kucha Session: A range of eight (national and international) speakers share (in 5 minutes!) their ideas and experiences of some innovative and impactful approaches to engaging and educating rural stakeholders.

  • Ailbhe Gerrard – Field Exchange
  • Gwyn Jones – International Cross Visits
  • Brigid Barry – Farming for Nature
  • Owen Carton – The Comeraghs EIP
  • Burrenbeo Trust – Place Based Learning Initiatives
  • Žymantas Morkvėnas – Lessons from Lithuania
  • Caolan McCaughan – Nature Friendly Farming in Northern Ireland

15:00 – 15:30 Chaired Discussion: what works, what doesn’t, why, where are the gaps, where are the opportunities?

Coffee 15:30 16:00

16:00-17:00 Session 4 Drawing together policy, research and practice

16:00 – 16:30 Keynote Presentation: Prof. Janet O’Dwyer, University of Gloucester

Global Turmoil and Climate Emergency – Lessons for Rural Resilience’

16:30 – 17:00 Q&A and close.

19:00 – 20:00 Transhumance, Tradition and Artisanal Cheese tasting with Max Jones (Booking Required). Venue: Corofin hall.

21:30 – Late: Singing and Storytelling Evening.
Venue: Whelan’s Pub, Shanaglish

Admission: €5

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The Burrenbeo Trust is a landscape charity dedicated to connecting people and place. Our aim is to help all of us identify ways in which we care for our places.

This is carried out through providing information, education, active conservation and supporting research on the future sustainable management of the Burren region.
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