Public Lectures and Seminars

George Boole the Educator - Symposium

This symposium will focus on George Boole the Educator and discuss the enormous contribution he has made to education and the legacy that he has left as an educator.

Whilst the mathematical genius of George Boole is well known, this symposium will focus on George Boole the Educator and discuss the enormous contribution he has made to education and the legacy that he has left as an educator.

7pm: Introduction - Professor Kathy Hall.

7.10 - 7.30pm: George Boole the teacher of Science and Mathematics - Dr Declan Kennedy

This talk will bring us on a photographic tour of Lincoln and the surrounding area in which we will follow the footsteps of George Boole as he grew up and will visit the schools in which he taught and discuss his approach to teaching science and mathematics.

7.30 - 7.50 George Boole (1815-1864): Thoughts on Education - Dr Vanessa Rutherford

This talk will explore personal correspondence and unpublished writings of George Boole to reveal his thoughts on education, and discuss the application of his ideas to the contemporary classroom.

7.50 - 8.10pm: Break for tea / coffee.

8.10 - 8.30pm: George Boole the UCC Professor - Dr Seán Petit

This talk will cover the years that George Boole spent in UCC and will discuss his contribution to Education in UCC and at international level.

8.30 - 9.00 Open Forum chaired by Professor Kathy Hall



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Boole 1 Lecture Theatre
Target Audience: All those interested in Education are invited to this symposium, e.g. teachers, parents, lecturers, researchers, students and members of the public.
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Declan Kennedy
021-4903469
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