Aiming for Excellence in Inclusivity: Service User Involvement in Higher Education Professional Programs

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


About this event: Higher education courses geared at training students to enter professions often are required to involve service users and/or patients in the delivery of the curriculum. This may be because of the requirements of external professional regulators, due to education and pedagogical quality imperatives or for important moral reasons. Diverse areas of professional education from nursing to social work to speech and language therapy must strive to find new ways to include service users in teaching students. In this context, the present event is aimed at addressing this important area through conveying key strategies and insights around service user involvement in higher education professional programs. Keynote speaker Dr Joe Duffy, Professor of Social Work, from Queens University Belfast, has been a pioneering force in this area in Ireland and internationally, and brings an experienced, informed voice to on-going discussions around the critical imperative of service user involvement pedagogy. Supporting the event is also Dr Michael Feely, Asst. Professor at Trinity College Dublin who demonstrates significant expertise and commitment in the area of service user-led teaching and student assessment innovation. Further details of the program of speakers to follow.
Period12 Jan 2022
Held atTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionInternational