The Teaching Council hosted a seminar on Cosán: The National Framework for Teachers' Learning at the Gresham Hotel on 13 May 2017. The purpose of the day was to provide teachers with an overview of Cosán and the teacher-led development process through which it will be further refined over the coming years. It also provided an opportunity for the Council to learn about the supports which teachers might need to participate in the development process. Primary, post-primary and further education teachers from around the country attended the event and provided a wealth of feedback which will inform the Council's planning for the development process.
Following the opening remarks by Declan Kelleher, Chair of the Education Committee, teachers participated in a workshop on their learning and examined the various elements of the Cosán framework in the context of their own experiences and their school context. After lunch and a presentation by Carmel Kearns, Education Officer, teachers considered and prioritised the types of support that would enable their participation in the development process. Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council closed the event and pointed to further engagements by the Council during the first term of the next academic year. The Council would like to thank all teachers who attended on the day and looks forward to further engagement with teachers in relation to Cosán. Individual teachers, networks of teachers, or schools that wish to become involved in the development process, or who simply wish to find out more, are advised to consult the Cosán pages of the website here and to email cosán @teachingcouncil.ie