The Ethical Education Network (EEN) is delighted to announce that its brand new website is now live and can be accessed at www.ethicaleducation.ie.
The EEN aims to support and promote Ethical Education in primary and second-level schools. Ethical Education involves exploring different worldviews and beliefs, considering ethical dilemmas and the process of ethical decision making. It encourages reflection and engagement with local and global issues and teaches learners to think of themselves as citizens of local and global communities. Equality and human rights are at the heart of Ethical Education and it teaches us that it is our shared responsibility to ensure these rights are extended to all people.
Says Dr. Laura Dooley, Vice-Chair of the Ethical Education Network:
‘Interest in the Ethical Education Network has grown exponentially in the year since we launched so we’re delighted that interested teachers can now access Ethical Education content on this new website. I’d like to extend an invitation to teachers from all schools – primary and second-level – to join our network so that we can share our knowledge and develop our skills in teaching Ethical Education.’
Says Aidan Cassidy, teacher at Ballymakenny College, Drogheda:
“The Ethical Education Network has given me the opportunity to explore a variety of educational opportunities within and outside the classroom. It’s great to have a central place like this website to access information and resources. Working with experienced colleagues through this initiative has enhanced my engagement with Ethical Education. Delivering an up-to-date teaching and learning experience has been made possible by the fantastic workshops and collaborative projects organised and delivered by the Ethical Education Network.”
Educate Together schools teach Ethical Education as an independent subject at primary (Learn Together) and second-level (Ethical Education Curriculum). However, teachers from all schools and from all subject disciplines are encouraged to become members of the EEN and will be warmly welcomed.
The EEN will be of particular interest to teachers of Ethical Education in Educate Together schools as well as teachers of CSPE, Philosophy, Politics and Society, Religion, Development Education and Education for Sustainability.
The next EEN event, Values, Education and Values Education, and the Annual General Meeting of the EEN will be held on Saturday 28th April in the Chester Beatty Library. Registration is free and open at http://bit.ly/EENagm.
Photo: Ethical Education in action at Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School