Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Education & Learning

To support the culture of learning in Cork and enhance educational levels across the city. by promoting lifelong learning, access to education for all and skills development.

Objective

Actions

Contact (Lead and Partners)

Action Ref. #

Create a better quality of life for city residents by Integrating all Initiatives and Actions where possible.

 

Support inter-agency and cross sector integration initiatives.

RAPID ABC, HSE,EcCoWeLL, Cork Smart Gateway, Cork City Council SPCs.

6.1

Support the UNESCO Learning City Project and Strategy 

Support and promote the implementation of the Cork UNESCO Learning City Strategy and Actions.

 

Cork City Council, HSE, CETB, UCC, CIT and GLLiC.

6.2

 

Work with UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning and the Global Network of Learning Cities GNLC towards the achievement of a UNESCO designation of Cork as a City of Learning.

 

Cork City Council, HSE, CETB, UCC, CIT and GLLiC.

6.3

 

Support the Learning City Working Group GLLiC - Growing Lifelong Learning in Cork - strategy and actions.

Cork City Council, HSE, CETB, UCC, CIT, CLLF, Healthy Cities, Learning Neighbourhoods, CEF, Cork Opera House, Industry partners, EcCoWeLL, HSE, Music Generation, Cork SMART Gateway, community education groups and other partners.

 

6.4

Support initiatives that bring all stakeholders in education and learning together

Support Learning City Seminars, Round Tables and Conferences, including International Learning City Exchange Opportunities.

 

Cork City Council, CETB, UCC, CIT and GLLiC.

6.5

 

Support integration and linking between projects with a learning dimension and Learning City structures, partners and strategies.

Cork SMART Gateway, Lifetime Lab, BCO, Coder Dojo, Music Generation Cork City, Arts in Education organisations, iWish. 

 

6.6

Support the development and strengthening of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

Support the Lifelong Learning Festival Development Plans.

CETB, Cork City Council, UCC, CIT, HSE, Colleges, Community Education Groups, Festival Partners, Sponsors, CLLF Organising Committee, EcCoWeLL.

 

6.7

Support the development and strengthening of the Learning Neighbourhoods programme

 

Support the expansion of the Learning Neighbourhoods initiative to encourage wider participation in lifelong learning.

CETB, UCC, CIT, Cork City Council, RAPID ABC and Community Groups.

6.8

Support Community Education Networks and Forum

Actively promote and resource Community Education Networks to provide co-ordinated accessible education and training opportunities for all ages.

 

CETB, Community Groups, CCP, City Stakeholders (LCDC), HSE, HSCL, CLLF, EcCoWeLL.

6.9

 

Support the Cork Community Education Forum Strategic Plan and Actions.

 

CETB, Community Groups, CCP, City Stakeholders (LCDC), HSE, HSCL, CLLF, EcCoWeLL.

6.10

Support strategies developed by educational partners to increase access to higher education in communities with low participation levels

 

Support Access strategies of Higher and Further Education Colleges in the City.

UCC, CIT, CETB FE Colleges, HEA National Access Office, CCP, HSCL, NEWB, TUSLA, NAPD, Community Education Networks.

6.11

 

Develop a city higher education access strategy towards making education accessible for all through an inter-agency group.

 

UCC, CIT, CETB FE Colleges, HEA National Access Office, HSCL, NEWB, TUSLA, NAPD.

6.12

Support interagency projects that seek to make access to music arts education available to all.

Support the sustainability and expansion of Music Generation Cork City in providing Music Learning access for all young people.

Cork City Music Education Partnership and Steering Group members, Music Generation Cork City, Cork CETB, Cork City Council, HSE, CIT, UCC, CCP, Community Music Education Partner Providers.

 

6.13

 

Support the Cork Music Education Partnership strategy and plans. 

Cork City Music Education Partnership members, Music Generation Cork City, Cork CETB, Cork City Council, HSE, CIT, UCC, CCP, Community Music Education Partner Providers.

 

6.14

 

Investigate opportunities to transfer the Music Generation Cork City model into other areas of arts provision and arts education in the city

Arts Council, HSE, Cork City Arts Department, Music Generation Cork City and other relevant stakeholders

6.15

Support strategies developed by inter-agency partners to tackle educational disadvantage

Support inter agency initiatives that target increased and enhanced participation by target groups in mainstream education focussed on groups among the following:

  • Travellers
  • People with disabilities
  • Migrants without English as a first language
  • Young unemployed adults
  • Roma
  • Homeless

 

HSCL, NEWB, TUSLA, HSE, CETB, UCC, CIT, CCP, DSP, Colleges, RAPID ABC and Community Groups, TVG, NASC, Welcome English, Disability Education Network.

6.16

 

Support DEIS and other school programmes and initiatives that are targeted at educational disadvantage.

HSCL, NEWB, TUSLA, CETB, UCC, CIT, CCP, DSP, Colleges, RAPID ABC and Community Groups, TVG, NASC, Welcome English, Disability Education Network.

 

6.17

 

Support the integration and development of a network of English Language schools and colleges, with a particular focus on English language provision for social inclusion.

CETB, HSCL, NEWB, TUSLA, UCC, CIT, DSP, Colleges, RAPID ABC and Community Groups, TVG, NASC, Welcome English.

 

6.18

 

Support the development and sustainability of the ACCESS Initiative for young unemployed.

CETB, DSP, Cork City Council, Industry partners, HSCL, NEWB, TUSLA, CETB, UCC, CIT, CCP, Colleges, RAPID ABC and Community Groups.

 

6.19

 

Develop stronger links with employers for young people undertaking training programmes, to enhance employment prospects by allowing them to gain valuable work experience. 

CETB, DSP, Cork City Council, Industry partners, HSCL, NEWB, TUSLA, CETB, UCC, CIT, CCP, Colleges, RAPID ABC and Community Groups.

 

6.20

Support initiatives that promote increased participation in STEAM

Link with initiatives that promote STEAM, develop opportunities and new methods for increasing participation in Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths, particularly by under-represented young people.

 

LifetimeLab, BCO, iWish, Cork City Council, Coder Dojo, it@Cork, CETB, FMAC, Arts Council and CCAD..

6.21

Support the use of focussed Research and Evaluation as a means of developing and enhancing inclusive education initiatives.

 

Support the increased use of appropriate third level research and evaluation capacity including UCC CARL programme, similar research initiatives in CIT and elsewhere.

UCC, CARL, CIT, GLLiC.

6.22

Support creative learning opportunities for 0 to 3 year olds and enhance early years education and learning.

 

Support the strategies, plans and actions of early years education and childcare organisations.

Cork City Childcare Co., CETB, Cork City Council, HSE, Tusla, UCC, CIT, Colleges, and Community Groups.

6.23

 

Support and expand the BEAG Early Years Arts Development project.

Cork City Council, HSE, Tusla, CETB, UCC, Cork City Childcare Co., NICHE, and CIT.

 

6.24

 

Support and expand the Young Knocknaheeny and Happy Talk programme and other similar initiatives.

Cork City Council, HSE, Tusla, Cork City Childcare Co., NICHE Young Knocknaheeny, CETB, CCP, UCC, CIT.

 

6.25

Support the expanded use of the arts and creativity programmes to engage with socially excluded groups.

Enhance the experience and engagement of artists with disabilities and support the participation of arts and disability organisations to participate in the lifelong learning festival, EcCoWeLL and UNESCO City of Learning actions.

 

Cork City Council, Arts Office, HSE, Tusla, CETB, UCC, Cork City Childcare Co., and CIT, CCP, Community Arts Groups, FMAC.

6.26

Support the Cork City Libraries Service

Deliver the objectives and actions set out in the Cork City Strategy for |Public Libraries 2013-2017

Cork City Council

6.27

 

Promote the awareness of libraries as centres for community development, learning and interaction at a local level within the City

 

Cork City Council

6.28