ILAS Webinar Series: Living Through Covid -19: A Lifecourse Perspective

Date Released: 29 March 2021
ILAS Webinar Programme

Institute for Lifecourse and Society  

Webinar Series 

Living Through Covid -19: A Lifecourse Perspective 

Thursday 15th April - Thursday 20th May - 5:00-6:00pm

The Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS) supports applied research that informs policy development and practice to make a positive difference to people’s lives. ILAS brings together existing work in relation to targeted populations, such as older persons, children and families, and persons with disabilities into one domain of research, teaching and policy.  

About this series: 

We are delighted to announce a series of 6 weekly, free to public virtual conversations to be held and hosted by the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (NUI Galway). Each week the virtual conversation, which will be free, globally accessible, and delivered across time zones to the public, will bring together the views of academics, policymakers and most importantly citizens directly affected by the coronavirus and living with its consequences.  This will include a focus on kernel issues for children and youth, parents, older people, families, people living with a disability and communities as well as in differing cultural and international contexts.  It is hoped the conversations will assist human understanding and compassion in relation to the coronavirus as well as proposed solutions for societies to connect and cope and become more resilient. 

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Webinar 1: Thursday 15th April, 5pm (GMT+1)

Developing Community Engagement and Partnerships in the Curriculum– Lessons from the Present and the Future

Abstract: The 1st  ILAS Webinar aims to explore community engaged learning (CEL) as a pedagogy to connect student learning and knowledge to community through real-world experiences in Ireland. In this Webinar, CEL will be explored from a diverse range of perspectives from academics, students and community partners and from those involved and leading the Irish network for civic engagement, Campus Engage. Two new courses in CEL will be explored: one offered by NUI Galway in Occupational Therapy to counteract the negative effects of Covid-19 self-isolation; and another developed in 2020 and delivered in 2021 as a national project between Campus Engage and the National Forum for the Enhancement for Teaching and Learning to upskill staff in higher education in CEL curriculum design and delivery through an online mode. The Webinar will be moderated by Dr. Lorraine McIlrath, Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway and Chair of Campus Engage.

Welcome: Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh,President NUI Galway & Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre

Speakers:   Dr. Hazel Killeen, Lecturer Occupational Therapy, NUI Galway, Siobhan Morahan, Deputy Principal of the Mercy Primary School, Dr. Sinead Hynes, Lecturer Occupational Therapy, NUI Galway, Kate Morris, Head of Campus Engage, Irish Universities Association, Dr. Claire McDonnell, Lecturer in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, TU Dublin and Facilitator of the National Forum Open Course in Community Engaged Learning

Moderator: Dr Lorraine McIlrath, Community Knowledge Initiative, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway