The first Irish Multiplier event took place in Dublin on the second day of Educate Together’ annual Ethical Education Conference (24-25 November, 2017) which was a two-day national event attended by 150 delegates, the majority of delegates were teachers in primary and post-primary schools and are teaching Ethical Education.
The conference programme included the official launch and presentation of the online course for teachers in methodologies related to Ethical Education and was officiated by the Chief Executive Officer of Educate Together, Mr. Paul Rowe.
Please, download here a copy of the Powerpoint presentation (20 MB file).
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The second Multiplier event took place in Dublin at a national conference on the theme of Ethical Education: Educating for a Sustainable Environment on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November, 2018. The conference was targeted at teachers and educators, including policy makers and education sectors professionals in a supportive role to schools. During this conference we launched and promoted the second output of the LITTLE project, the "LITTLE Guide for Teachers of Ethical Education".
The third Multiplier event took place in Dublin on 19 May 2019, and was organised around the publication of the final intellectual output, the policy paper, and the European Elections.This event provided EU election candidates the opportunity to outline their position in relation to the place of values based education, specifically Ethical Education, in the promotion of an inclusive and pluralist European Union that is committed to Human Rights and Equality.
Candidates and participants were invited to join co-hosts Educate Together and the Children’s Rights Alliance to a buffet breakfast followed by a chaired Q&A session. The session focused primarily on the place of Ethical Education in the European Union and specifically its value in promoting critical thinking and informed decision making of citizens, such that the principles behind the Children’s Rights Alliance No Child 2020 Campaign are promoted and strengthened. It was the first EU European Election hustings event where all of the questions were asked by children.
The first Multiplier Event in Croatia took place in three different counties as a part of annual County Teachers' Meeting organized by national Education and Teacher Training Agency.
From 8th to 10th of January 2018, teachers from Zadar, Šibenik and Split were introduced to project LITTLE and his objectives.
Petit Philosophy team also presented online course on methodologies for Ethical Education and in a form of the workshop, teachers were able to experience couple of activities, which are part of online course.
Teachers welcomed online course with excitement as they stated the fact that they are often missing concrete methodologies for Ethical Education.
The Second Multiplier event in Croatia took place at University of Split on 30 of January 2019. Participants were students (future teachers) and University professors. The main aim of the event was to present LITTLE Teacher Guideline that demonstrates how to implement ethical education in different school subjects. Concrete examples were shown through practical workshops from the Guideline after which a discussion and evaluation took place.
The Third Multiplier event was organized in Trogir City Hall on 12th of June 2019. The focus was on presentation of LITTLE Policy Paper and what steps should be taken in order to accommodate ethical education and critical thinking on European, National and School level. After a presentation of Policy paper, Deputy Major of Trogir opened a discussion about important steps that need to be taken in order to implement critical thinking on different levels.
The two Multiplier Events in Italy were organised in Trento, in cooperation with the School Office of the Autonomous Province.
The first one, held on 25th January 2018, was focused on the presentation of the first outputs of the project, and it was addressed to the policy level of the School Office, in order to raise their awareness about the relevance of the matter and motivate them to launch a LITTLE pilot action in the schools of the Province.
The second event, organised on 18 May 2019, was attended by teachers dealing with matters touching ethical, moral and philosophical issues, with the objective to present them the LITTLE materials and show how workshops on these matters can be easily organised in their clases.
The First Multiplier event in Slovenia took place in the Primary School Šmartno, Šmartno pri Litiji, on 28th of February
University of Ljubljana, the Faculty of Theology has organized 1st multiplier event for teachers and educators in ethical education on 28th of February 2018. The event took place in Primary School Šmartno. The event was attended by 25 teachers and educators. The event was organized in two parts. In the first part we presented a project Little, an entire online course. Module 1 was also presented, and the teachers experienced the online learning environment first hand. The second part consisted of two workshops. Workshop one was titled Biographical learning – The importance of stories for understanding of ourselves, others and the world around us. It was based on module 4 and included topics of biographical learning, gestalt pedagogy and care ethics. The second workshop was titled Philosophy with children and discussion about ethical questions. It was based on module 2 and included the following topics: critical thinking, Socratic dialogue, moral reasoning, decision making and arguments. At the end the event we had a common reflection with discussion.
The Second Multipler Event took place in the Primary School Valentin Vodnik, Ljubljana, on October 24, 2018. The University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Theology has organized 2nd multiplier event for teachers in ethical education on October 24, 2018. The event took place in Primary School Valentin Vodnik in Ljubljana. The event was attended by 56 teachers, headmaster of the school and her assistant. The event was organized in two parts. In the first part, we presented a project Little, an online course and the most recent outcome teacher guideline. The second part consisted of four activities. The theme of all workshops was self-image or self-esteem. Activities were based on different approaches: critical and creative thinking, care ethics, decision making, moral reasoning and arguments and holistic approach to learning.
The Third Multiplier Event took place in the Faculty of Theology, Ljubljana, on March 19, 2019. The University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Theology has organized a multiplier event for teachers in ethical education on March 19, 2019. The event took place at the Faculty of Theology and included the training of teachers. The event was attended by 12 teachers and educators from 5 primary schools and two kindergartens. At the event, we have presented results of the project Little, an online course, teacher guideline and Policy Paper. The event was followed up with a distribution of the printed version of the Policy paper and printed version of the Manual for teachers that were sent by post to addresses of all the participants of the events and their schools.