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Online Event for Irish Philosophy Educators

A Huge Thank You To All The Attendees And Speakers That Made The First GADFLY:ᴵᴱ Such A Success

You can access the Digital Journal of the event here

keynote with Marelle rice

Co-founder and Director of Philosophy Ireland and Director of The Thinker’s Midwife, her work with the NCCA on the Philosophy Short Course lured her back to Ireland in 2017 and she wears a number of hats as she supports the development of Philosophical Inquiry and P4C in all areas of the Irish education system

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Susan Kyne Andrews

Philosophy teacher in Temple Carrig Secondary School in Greystones. She holds an honours degree in Philosophy from UCD. Susan is one of the first teachers to devise a formal curriculum for second-level philosophy in Ireland. Rooted in an experiential approach to learning, Susan endeavours to make learning as engaging, relevant and enjoyable as possible for her students.

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Ann-Marie Ireland

A motivational speaker, published author and facilitator of courses in self-care, renewal and mindfulness. Annmarie has worked in education for over 16 years and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a BA degree in Humanities (Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology & Religious Studies)

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Lukasz Krzywon

Originally from Poland, Lukasz is the founder and CEO of Creative Together.​

A philosopher, artist, musician and educator. has been living in Co. Mayo in Ireland since 2004. He also works as a Travel Officer for Green-Schools Ireland and as an SEAI workshops facilitator.

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Dr. Áine Mahon

Assistant Professor in the School of Education at UCD, a position she has held since September 2015. She researches and teaches in the Philosophy of Education and the Philosophy of Literature. Áine is a founding member of Philosophy Ireland and Co-Founder of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards

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Daniel Mccrea

Daniel is the founder of

His goal is to make Teaching Philosophy the best job in Ireland.

He Holds an M.A. (Hons) In Philosophy and has spoken at, and facilitated, many public philosophy events. He has trained with Marelle Rice, Peter Worley and Educate Together.

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John McGuinness

John McGuinness is a Politics & Society teacher in Temple Carrig Secondary School in Greystones. He is a module coordinator of the Politics & Society PME methodology module with the School of Education in UCD. PolSoc is a new Leaving Certificate subject which brings together the disciplines of Politics, Philosophy and Sociology through student led enquiry-based learning.

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Dr. Gillen Motherway

Educational Theorist, P4C Practitioner and author of "Democracy as Becoming: A Lived Enquiry into Teacher Perspectives of Philosophy for/with Children (P4C) Practice in Irish Educate Together Schools"

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Elizabeth O'Brien

Second-level teacher of Philosophy, Maths and Chemistry, pursuing a PhD in Children and Youth Studies at UCD, considering Initial Teacher Education through the lens of Philosophy of Education. Convenor of Readers, Rebels and Realisation: Young Adult Fiction and Philosophy of Education module, guest lecturer in Phil of Ed. Cofounder of the Philosophy of Education Reading Network. .

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