Sustainability and the Environment: Developing New Disciplinary Norms

6 Nov 2020

Pressing global issues like environmental change and migration are increasingly covered in the Social Work, Youth Work and Community Development and Nursing literatures. Much of the literature discusses the need for greater awareness of environmental, climate and associated issues amongst these professional groups and the need to integrate these topics into professional education and training. 

This timely webinar set out to share knowledge on connections between climate change and the social professions; build the capacity of educators and practitioners to envisage and develop innovative environmental education practices through interdisciplinary collaboration; and facilitate co-operation between colleagues from the social professions in universities and colleges across Ireland, North and South. 

Presentations (click on the links below to access recorded presentations) 

This interdisciplinary seminar was organised by Dr Catherine Forde (convenor of the ISS21 Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT) research cluster, Dr Fiachra Ó Suilleabháin (co-convenor of the Genders, Sexualities and Families cluster), Dr Angela Flynn (convenor of the Poverties, Social Justice and Inequalities cluster) and Mary Hurley (School of Applied Social Studies & ISS21).


Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

Top Floor, Carrigbawn/Safari Building, Donovan Road, Cork, T12 YE30