Philosophy Reception at Áras an Uachtaráin with Dr Áine Mahon (UCD School of Education)

 

Dr Áine Mahon (UCD School of Education) will celebrate the launch of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards in Áras an Uachtaráin on 16th November.

The President and Sabina Higgins have organised a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin. The reception will take place on World Philosophy Day (Thursday, November 16th) and will involve academics, teachers and school-children from across Ireland. Supported by UCD Seed Funding, the Irish Young Philosopher Awards were devised by Dr. Danielle Petherbridge (UCD School of Philosophy), Dr. Áine Mahon (UCD School of Education) and Ms. Elizabeth O'Brien (UCD School of Education).

The event was reported on in the Irish Times (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/lack-of-critical-thinking-in-schools-and-society-a-concern-higgins-1.3294815), the Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/president-warns-young-generation-must-ask-more-questions-in-era-of-fake-news-36328174.html)  and RTE (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1116/920643-president-higgins/)