The Future of SPHE: Problems and Possibilities
The DICE Project is a member of the SPHE Network, a group which actively promotes and develops Social, Personal and Health Education in Ireland. The first SPHE Network Conference will take place on Saturday 29th of September in Mary Immaculate College and will explore the role and profile of SPHE in 21st century Ireland.
Current SPHE content, methodology and implementation will be critically examined with a view to determining its ongoing relevance to a generation who has witnessed the social, economic and cultural impacts of both the Celtic Tiger and the subsequent recession. This critical lens will be applied to all aspects of the conference with participants invited to share their knowledge and experience of SPHE in a spirit of partnership and dialogue. National and international perspectives will be brought through the contributions of the keynote speakers, while subsequent papers, workshops and poster presentations will engage with specific issues and challenges relating to SPHE. Opportunities for future partnerships and research will also be presented throughout the conference. A number of SPHE resources will be made available to all participants. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The full conference programme is available here