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Articles - ATHE National Conference 2016




Sign up information:

To sign up for the confernce go to your members profile and make a payment.  

There are 2 options for the conference: 

  1. Friday night and Saturday; €50; this includes a 2 course meal in the Fatted Calf, Athlone. 
  2. Saturday only; €35

To guarantee a place at the dinner on the Friday evening you have to have a place booked by Friday 7th October

Conference Schedule 

See Brochure here

Friday Night 14th October 2016

Social event; Dinner in the Fatted Calf, Athlone.

See menu here

Saturday 15th October, 2016

7.45 – 8:45       Registration; as there is no registration on Friday evening please come early to register and get  your delegate pack.  

Viewing of Stands

9 - 9.15       Introduction by ATHE President, Frances Clarke.

9.15 - 9.45   MABS – Margaret O’Neill

9.45-10.00  Dr. Kathyrn McSweeney; PhD presentation; Assessment practices and their impact on Home Economics Education in Ireland

10.00 - 11:00   Dr. Mary Flynn, FSAI; Keynote speech; ‘Nutritional issues for children in Ireland’

11 – 11.30am Break & Viewing of Stands

11.30-11.45   Glenis Henderson – Home Economics the Northern Ireland perspective 

11.45-12.00   Awards Giving Ceremony; Awards for top students from Leaving Cert, Junior Cert and Leaving Cert Applied

12.00 -12.15   Dr Emer Cullen - Home Economics and Health - natural partners? – ATHE Bursary Winner for IFHE Congress 2016 

12.15 - 1.00   Business Meeting & Voting

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 2.30   Prof Donal O’Shea; ‘The Demonstration Project’

2.30 - 3.30   Ruth Charles - Presentation on Leaving Cert Tasks 1 & 2 for 2018

3.30 - 5.00   Workshops; JC Craft Projects – The Sewing Shed, LCA: Hotel Catering Tourism, Promoting a Collaborative Approach to Professional Development through Lesson Study

Number for workshops are limited and members must choose one workshop to attend. Notes will be provided in the delgate pack for each workshop.