A lesson or two for teacher: Hibernia College hosts major education conference

Today's event in Dublin features Professor Anastasia Samaras, a global expert on innovative teacher education...

Hibernia College continues its mission to support, enlighten and inflame the minds of the nation's educators today with its annual education conference.

With a theme of 'Mind the Gap: Forging Links between theory and Practice in Teacher Education' this year, the event marries the finest academics from the college's School of Education, and Master and PhD programmes, with contributions from world-renowned speakers and practitioners in the area of teacher education.

If you're involved in the field and have a free afternoon this mid-term week, you could do worse than to get down to its finale.

Currently underway at Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2, the free Mind the Gap event will culminate at 3pm with a call to action from Professor Anastasia Samaras of George Mason University, Virginia.

Samaras is a global leader in distance learning and research.

Her work has relevance for anyone who is studying remotely or self-studying, but is particularly pertinent to the education sector.

Education is an area that demands continuous learning and development, and with many schools and teachers operating in remote areas of the country, most of them are studying and upskilling in this manner.

Throughout her career, Samaras has also looked at how issues such as race, ethnicity, class and gender have a part to play in each individual's personal and education development.

Hibernia College will also be holding primary and post-primary open evenings on Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 12.

Taking place again at Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2, the event is free to attend but, as space are limited, registration is required.