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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

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 […]

Muscat, Maigh Mucreimhe, Mezirow and Maynooth

Mondays mean Maynooth and mine starts at 5.15 a.m. I force myself out of bed and if my legs aren’t that inclined to work, I pull into my wheelchair and push myself down to the kitchen. I tell Sowdee to ‘get her thing’ namely the leash. She does her happy dance and we find ourselves […]

SMILE: Social Meaning Impact through Lifelong Learning

Our team in the Department of Adult Education are involved in a European Commission funded project called SMILE which we’d like to give you an overview.  It is building on previous work that we’ve been involved in to support greater diversity and inclusion in education across Europe. The project is led by eucen, the European […]

The Story Exchange Project

An empathy-building project in 2019/2020 with Mountjoy Prison inmates and Maynooth University students in partnership with Gaisce – The President’s Award

Adult Learning, Inequality and Covid-19

“The prime focus throughout this year has been on providing the necessary devices to work online and while this has been important, what has been overlooked are the holistic values that are core to adult education principles”

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