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.

Prog flyer Autumn 2018

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.

Art Exhibition Ozanam House Students

Last Thursday our Art Students portrayed their fabulous works in the Ozanam House Art Exhibition.

IMG_6716The Art Teacher Ida Mitrani had guided our art students throughout the year, pictured above with Ozanam House Manager Tony Rock.

Our talented students have produced some fabulous works, from still life, landscapes to animal portraits.
IMG_6718Irene Quinn won the Teachers Choice Award.

Anne Bermingham won the Peoples Choice Award.

We would like to thank all who participated in the art class, and to everyone to attended the event. We are looking forward to seeing some more works of art next year!

 

 

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