Féilte 2017

FÉILTE 2017 will take place on Saturday 7 October in the RDS, Dublin.  The theme for FÉILTE this year is Leading Learning for All.   This sits within the overarching objective of Féilte - Sharing Teaching, Connecting Learning. 

FÉILTE will celebrate the wonderful work that teachers do every day in their classrooms and gives teachers the opportunity to collaborate and to share ideas with and learn from, each other. 

FÉILTE 2017 will feature showcases, workshopsshowcasers' stories,  researchmeet and Rang Bianca


We will be paperless this year, so make sure to download our app, or click here to print and download the schedule for the day. 

Download the FÉILTE App for full details on this year's event:

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The opening address at FÉILTE 2017 will be delivered by Adam Harris with Joanne O' Riordan presenting the closing session.

Events from the Concert Hall will be streamed live on this page on the day.

Féilte Showcases     Showcases

We know that teachers all over Ireland work extremely hard to ensure top ­quality learning experiences for their students. Féilte is all about sharing and celebrating this work by highlighting examples of innovation in teaching and learning.  

FÉILTE 2017 will feature 50 teacher-led showcases which will highlight examples of innovative teaching and learning.

A list of the showcases for FÉILTE 2017 is available here. Further information on each showcase is available on the FÉILTE App which is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

Féilte Showcaser Stories     Showcasers' Stories

This year, for the first time at FÉILTE, we are delighted to host ‘Showcaser’s Stories’.

 As well as having a showcase stand, a small number of showcases will be given a platform to present their work to attendees in the showcase hall. Each presentation will last no more than 20 minutes and will give attendees further insight into the stories behind the showcase.

Féilte Workshop     Workshops

There will be a number of 50 minute workshops at Féilte. Hosting a workshop will enable you to bring the story of your showcase to life.

Workshops will be interactive, and participants will be engaged in active learning.

A list of workshops for FÉILTE 2017 is available here.  Further information on each workshop is available on the FÉILTE App which is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

Féilte Researchmeet     Researchmeet

At FÉILTE 2015 we held the first ever Researchmeet in Ireland. This was an event modelled on the highly successful Teachmeet format, where teachers who were engaged in research of different types made nano-presentations on their topic. Researchmeet has now become a permanent feature at Féilte.

The Researchmeet will begin with a series of nano-presentations, whereby teachers will present on their research topic in no more than 7 minutes.

One of the goals of the Researchmeet is to demystify research for the profession and the wider public, with particular emphasis on the different types of research teachers engage in (postgraduate masters and doctorate, action research etc.) The nano-presentations should, therefore, translate the topic in a way that engages teachers and the public.

After the presentations, teachers will each be assigned an area of the room, where they can discuss their research further with attendees, or perhaps to offer advice or assistance to the researchers on the topic in question. This part of the Researchmeet will be informal. Feedback from previous years suggests that the professional conversations which took place at this stage of the Researchmeet were highly valued by participants.

Further information on this year's Researchmeet is available on the FÉILTE App which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

Listen to a short audio describing one teacher's experience at Researchmeet.

Féilte Rang Bianca     Rang Bianca

Rang Bianca is a space for teachers who either have an idea for research, but are not sure where to go next with it, or who have commenced their research, and are seeking support or advice to progress it further. It was set up as an informal open space where teachers could talk to practitioner researchers and to policy makers.

We named this space in Rang Bianca, in honour of Bianca Ní Ghrógáin. Bianca was a primary teacher and PhD candidate who passed away in 2015. She enthused and encouraged teachers around the world to be all that they could be, so that others could write and make their own future.

Click on the links below to visit some of the previous Féilte events.