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Teacher Training and Asia Europe Meeting Network

22 November, 2021

Onsite Teacher Training Day 11 November 2021

VITAL – National Forum Seminar on Valuing Teaching and Learning about sacred artefacts from the World’s major religions in Higher Education

The Chester Beatty held its first onsite teacher training day in 2021 in partnership with Mary Immaculate College and Dublin City Interfaith Forum. The aim of the event was to help educators in primary and post-primary schools and in third level appreciate the importance of sacred objects in the lives of members of faith communities in contemporary Ireland. Participants were encouraged to make connections between sacred objects as found in the Chester Beatty collection with the everyday lives and spiritual practices of people living in Ireland. A workshop in object-based handling was facilitated by Jo Anne Sunderland Bowe (Heritec) and Dr Ailis Travers from the Junior Cycle introduced the new JCT Religious Education curriculum.

The event was funded by the National Forum.


Asia Europe Meeting Lifelong Learning Hub Network

The Chester Beatty is delighted to join the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Lifelong Learning Hub network.

ASEM is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. ASEM comprises 53 partners: 30 European and 21 Asian countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub is part of this process with more than 100 researchers in its six research networks.   

 Ireland currently hosts the Lifelong Learning Hub (2020-2025) under the stewardship of University College Cork.

The Chester Beatty will contribute to strand RN5: Learning Transitions of the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub)

Teachers and educators exploring objects as part of object-based learning session
Jo Anne Sunderland Bowe, Heritec
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