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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

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”

Community Education: So Much More than a Course

“The Charter is a wonderful celebration of the values held dear by community educators, but because of the work that is still being done that asks critical questions about the sort of world that we want to live in”

My Learning Journey

“So much of who I was as a clinically based nurse has informed my practice as an educator. Undertaking doctoral level studies gave me the space to expose that and reveal it to myself as well as highlighting the synergy between my nursing and education roles”
 

Under the Red Clock

Some people have questioned my interest in going to college at this stage in my life and others have encouraged me to do it. I lacked confidence in my ability and the words of encouragement have stayed with me, these words have influenced my return to college

My Doctorate; An Insider-Outsider Viewpoint

“Limited research exists documenting the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic students in Irish higher education. I wanted to give voice to these students and to hear about their experiences of inclusion and belonging on campus.”

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