2019 Education Conference

The 2019 INTO Consultative Conference on Education took place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. The theme of the conference was The Review of the Primary Curriculum.

Download the INTO Education Conference Brochure 2019.


Click here to link to the 2019 webcast archive


Please click on the links below to download each document:

Education Committee Presentation (PDF)
Siobhan Lynskey, INTO Education Committee

Opening Address (PDF)
John Boyle, INTO General Secretary

Curriculum Review (PDF)
Dr Deirbhile Nic Craith, INTO Director of Education and Research

The Review of the Primary Curriculum (PDF)
Arlene Forster, Deputy CEO, NCCA

Pupil Voice (PDF)
Students from St Patrick’s De La Salle and St John of God Primary Schools

Primary Curriculum in Ireland: The Past; The Present; The Possibilities (PDF)
Dr Thomas Walsh, Maynooth University – Keynote Presentation

Leaving the Harbour for the Sea in Search of the Pedagogical ‘Holy Grail’: Why as Teachers We Alone Can Steer the Ship (PDF)
Prof Emer Ring, Mary Immaculate College – Keynote Presentation

Literacy in a broad and balanced curriculum: How can research inform practice? (PDF)
Link to accompanying Padlet here
Patrick Burke – Workshop Presentation

One school fifty languages: why good EAL teaching is good teaching for everyone (PDF)
Dr Déirdre Kirwan – Workshop Presentation
Engaging with Linguistic Diversity: A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School (PDF)
Flyer for 35% reduction in the cost of this publication by David Little & Déirdre Kirwan

Visual Arts and the Arts: Analysing Arts, Integrated Arts and Arts Integration (PDF)
Dr Michael Flannery – Workshop Presentation

Integrating curriculum through inquiry-based learning (PDF)
Máiréad Nally – Workshop Presentation

Early childhood pedagogy in the context of curriculum renewal: A focus on mathematics (PDF)
Liz Dunphy – Workshop Presentation

Child-Directed differentiation (PDF)
Michael and Denis Daly – Workshop Presentation