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30 Sept 2022

LIT Thurles to host renowned sociologist at local conference

LIT Conference: 'Practicising what we preach'

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Dr Perry Share will be in LIT Thurles on Wednesday next

The Department of Applied Social Sciences will host its fifth annual conference “Nurturing the Vocational in a Professionalised and Regulated World: Practising what we Preach “on: Wednesday, April 3 at LIT-Thurles Campus.

Dr. Perry Share, author of ‘Sociology of Ireland’ and Editor of the popular Social Care book ‘Understanding Social Care’ will be the keynote speaker at the Conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is a timely opportunity to assess key challenges and opportunities now presented to the caring professions. Practitioners in the domains of Social Care work, Early Childhood Education, Youth-work and other caring professions grapple with how best to ensure that the vocational and relational domain is nurtured. Increasingly, regulatory frameworks and professional quality standards sometimes prioritise measurable outcomes that may not always capture ‘the quality of relationship’ and vocational values central to care-based work.

One of the conference organisers Dr. Michael Ryan said: “We look forward to our keynote address and subsequent conference presentations from doctoral researchers. It promises to be an important collaborative conversation about how those engaged in the caring professions can remain true to their vocational values in climates of increasing regulation and accountability.

Participants will exchange information and research findings on the latest innovations, trends, practical concerns and challenges across different domains of practice. There will also be informal opportunities to network and share experiences.

The organisers extending you a warm welcome at our Thurles campus.

The conference is free to attend and you are advised to register via the LIT website and Eventbrite link to the conference. www.lit.ie

For further details, please contact: michaelfrancis.ryan@lit.ie

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