A Big Night for Our Adult Education Graduates

Last night, we hosted what will become the first of many Adult Education Ceremonies. We had students, teachers and volunteers in attendance. All of our wonderful students received their certificates and the event allowed us to reflect on the importance of continuing education, regardless of age, level or ability.

This was also a celebration of all the effort the students put in over the term. The hours of work, effort and concentration have paid off. The joy when receiving their certs was palpable. The displays of the students’ work were brilliant and really highlighted their talents. From dressmaking and art, to DIY, computers and mobile phones, choir, dancing and mindfulness and yoga, as well the cookery class providing some lovely food.

Lastly, but definitely by no means least, we had to say thank you. Not only to the students that attend Ozanam House, but to those that put in the hard-work and dedication to run the classes. From the volunteers, teachers and Kim, who oversees it all. The success of this programme is dependent upon them all. Thank you

Changing Seasons- The New Term in Ozanam House

There are no Adult Education classes over the summer, however, that doesn’t mean Kim and co aren’t busy in the background preparing for the autumn classes. There are life skill classes such as computers, DIY, Dress making, Cookery, social classes in art and choir, and fitness and well being classes in Yoga and Mindfulness and dance. We are are pleased to announce that we are adding a new Philosophy class in our ‘Love Learning’ section.

“Philosophy takes a look at life’s big questions. Over 10 weeks, we will discuss the questions that occupied the minds of the greatest thinkers the world has ever known.

We will begin in ancient Greece by examining the thoughts and ideas of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The ideas of Plato and Aristotle are still very relevant in today’s society, particularly in the area of ethics or ‘moral philosophy’.” We then go through the Middle Ages before discussing Kant, Sartre and Nietzsche.

To find out more contact us or see flyer below.

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Ozanam House Adult Education – Introducing Our New Philosophy Classes

Adult Education – Philosophy class

The Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

With this in mind, philosophy takes a look at life’s big questions. Over 10 weeks, we will discuss the questions that occupied the minds of the greatest thinkers the world has ever known.

We will begin in ancient Greece by examining the thoughts and ideas of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The ideas of Plato and Aristotle are still very relevant in today’s society, particularly in the area of ethics or ‘moral philosophy.’

Moving on from this, we will examine the philosophy of religion. We will focus on the works of St Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, and discuss Aquinas’ ‘proof’ of God’s existence. We will also examine St Anselm’s ‘Ontological Argument’ which states that God’s existence is a logical necessity.

We will move further through history to the 16th and 17th centuries where we will meet Descartes and discuss his theory of dualism where he famously quotes cogito ergo sum or ‘I think, therefore I am.’

We will look at the reaction to Descartes with philosophers such as John Locke, David Hume, George Berkeley and Immanuel Kant.

Finally, we will discuss what’s known as philosophical anthropology (what does it mean to be human) with thinkers like Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre.

LOVE EDUCATION

Our Centre Administrator and Adult Education Development Officer Kim attended the ‘Love Education’ Event in Liberty Hall last week.

This was an event organised by ‘The City of Dublin Education and Training Board’ to showcase the benefits of adult education in our community. Some wonderful stories were shared by members of the local community who have grown and developed so much from attending courses in Ozanam House and in other services in the area including LYCS, DALC, HACE and the Larkin Centre.

There are so many great courses and supports on offer in our centre and in our community and it was great to see and  hear about the benefits adult education plays in people’s lives.

Keep an eye out for our new ‘Love Education’ taster courses coming in September.

Adult Education Courses Registration Day

Registration Days: 20th and 21st September 2016
Times: 9am to 8pm

We offer Adult Education Courses in

  • Computer Training – Beginners, Mobile Technology and ECDL preparation courses
  • Home Life Classes – Cookery, Sewing, Home Management and a new course in Home DIY
  • Health and Fitness – Yoga and Zumba Piloxing
  • Creative Classes – Art, Drama and Singing
  • Beginner English Language

For a full list of courses available, see our Adult Education page.