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2018 HELLIN Conference  Timetable REGISTER HERE

Theme:            Transitions: Lifelong Learning and Higher Education

Date:               Friday 7 December 2018

Time:               08.30 to 15.30

Venue:             Maynooth University, Renehan Hall, St Patrick’s Pontifical College



8.30     Registration Tea/Coffee

9.30     Opening address: Professor Philip Nolan, President, Maynooth University

9.45                 Keynote address Professor John Holford, Robert Peers Chair in Adult Education, University of Nottingham

“Wider lives need wider education: lifelong education for 21st century citizens”

11.00               Break: Tea/Coffee

11.30 – 13.00  Parallel Session 1 Lifelong Learning and Higher Education (Policy and Practice)

11.30 – 13.00  Parallel Session 2 – Experiences of Diverse Learners

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Session 3 Advice, Guidance and Information

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Session 4 Alternative Routes to HE

13.00 – 14.00     Lunch and Poster Session Pugin Hall.

14.00 – 15.30 Renehan Hall   Plenary Session: Lifelong Learning Reimagined – An Alternative Vision for Higher and Further Education Chair: Peter Cassells

  • Equality, class and transformative learning: Reflecting on the power and the limits of higher education Fergal Finnegan
  • Reflections on recent policy innovation in Ireland in the areas of apprenticeship, traineeship and work-based learning Mary Liz Trant – SOLAS apprenticeships
  • Lifelong learning and higher education – facing the challenges facing societies? Maria Slowey – Higher Education Research Cerntre, DCU
  • Quality assurance and qualifications in lifelong learning Bryan Maguire – Quality and Qualifications Ireland
  • For further information, please contact: Sinead.Hyland@mu.ie or Ayome.Bowe@mu.ie 01 708 6062. REGISTER HERE To pay by invoice please contact: Angela.McGinn@mu.ie