Adult education / feminist pedagogy
Often education presents itself as benign and neutral. Think about how during the pandemic, schools were only ever framed as a site for good, and never as a domesticating institutions that are often cruel and discriminatory. Feminist pedagogy is different. At its best it is needs based and reflective of people’s lived experiences, recognises that each of us exist within a socio-cultural context that is shaped by inequality, is facilitative, group oriented, collective, and open to new things. This section links you to articles, projects, resources and broadcasts that talk in more detail about feminist pedagogy both in Irish and international contexts. The resources shared here are available for you to use and adapt as best you want.
Precarious professionality: graduate outcomes and experiences from an Initial Teacher (Further) Education programme in Ireland
(O’Neill and Fitzsimons, 2020) Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 25 (1):1-22.
Precarious professionality: A review of the experiences and employment status of graduates of the Higher Diploma in Further Education at Maynooth University’s Department of Adult and Community Education (2013-2017).
Executive Briefing. Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. O'Neill, J. and Fitzsimons, C. (2018).
Worlds Apart? The disunity of FET policy directives and Community-based
Education for social change.
In: Murray, M., Grummell, B. and Ryan, A (eds). Further Education and Training, history politics and practice Kildare, Ireland: MACE pub. Fitzsimons, C. (2014).