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‘Taking Boys Seriously Conference – Boys as Relational Learners’ – Registration open

Register now for the second Taking Boys Seriously conference on the 20 October 2021 from 10.00 to 13.00 online.   

‘Taking Boys Seriously – Boys as Relational Learners’ is delivered in partnership with the Controlled Schools’ Support Council, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS), Ulster University and Youth Action NI.  

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen, Chair of the Education Authority Barry Mulholland, Mary Curnock Cook, CBE, and Dr. Ken Harland will make contributions.

Why register?
'Taking Boys Seriously' aims to improve educational outcomes for boys from disadvantaged groups in schools, communities, and higher education. Collaboration is critical to enable change for the better.  

What can delegates expect?

A set of 10 educational principles for work with boys as relational learners emanating from longitudinal participatory action research in Ulster University will be introduced to delegates.  The context and method of the Taking Boys Seriously research and the following three key concepts will be outlined: 

  1. Compounded educational disadvantage.
  2. The ecosystem that enables boys to thrive. 
  3. Boys as relational learners.

Delegates will explore how they might get involved in the research and use the 10 educational principles for work with boys as relational learners within their own practice.  

What next?

Moving forward the plan is to engage with as many educators as possible to use these principles intentionally within practice over the next two years. To test the principles for proof of concept, develop them further, and embed the principles in educational practice. 

Book your place for Taking Boys Seriously conference here.

Further details about Taking Boys Seriously conference is available from Ulster University website.