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Welcome to the new DACE blog!

Here you can keep up to date with the Department of Adult and Community Education (DACE), Maynooth University. We strive to create posts keeping you up to date with our research, students, projects and Colleagues in the field of Adult Education on an inclusive platform, giving everyone in our diverse community a voice.

Adult education is the study of how we learn and develop as adults to collaborate in the creation of a just, equitable and sustainable society. Adults bring their personal and social experiences into education: emotionally, intellectually and physically. We transform lives and communities through adult and community education.

Latest from the Blog

CREATE2Evaluate: Enhancing evaluation practice of Adult Education policies and programmes at regional and local levels 

Between 2017 and 2019 an ERASMUS+ ‘Competitive Regions and Employability of Adults through Education’ (CREATE) project aimed to enhance performance and efficiency in adult education by addressing the gap between EU/national strategies and local/regional implementation at adult education policy level. CREATE identified a lack of policy tools and resources to evaluate the impact of adult […]

DIVERSITY

Including Migrants through Organisational Development and Programme Planning in Adult Education Ireland is no stranger to waves of migration, spanning 5,000 years, from the first documented migrants arriving on the shores of the North Mayo Ceide Fields to the recent wave of Ukranian refugees. Following the second world war in 1946, Operation Shamrock, in the […]

Growing Space

Recovery, Education and Capability This was the first seminar to be held in Maynooth University since 2019, and I could certainly identify with and echo the words of Dr Derek Barter, that this event was an antidote to the fear we have been feeling over the last 2 years. The sense that some fragment of […]

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