Stuart Moir

Programme Director: BA (Hons) Community Education / Bicentennial Education Fellow


I joined the University as a Bicentennial Educational Fellow in July 2012. Before then I worked as a Community Educator with a Local Authority in the Lothians. I gained a wide range of experience in working with young people and adults in various school and community settings. Some of my educational work was focused on supporting the development of political literacy to encourage civic involvement and political and electoral participation. I have been a member of the CONCEPT journal editorial board since 1998 and have been journal editor since 2012.

I am Currently Programme Director for the BA (hons) Community Education.


MA (Hons) Politics & Social Policy, University of Edinburgh

PG Dip, Adult & Community Education, University of Edinburgh

Responsibilities & affiliations

I am external examiner for the BA (Hons) Community Education programme at the University of the West of Scotland.

I am the University of Edinburgh’s representative on the Learning & Teaching Committee of Newbattle Abbey College.

I am a Full Member of the CLD Standards Council for Scotland and since 2015 I have served as a member of their Approvals Committee.

I am Editor in chief of the CONCEPT Journal.

Undergraduate teaching

Introduction to Community Education

Concepts and Controversies in Community Education

Community Education Professional Practice 3

Youth Work

Community Education Dissertation supervision

Educational Studies 1b

Research summary

In addition to teaching on the BA (hons) Community Education programme, I am also undertaking a Doctorate in Education (EdD). My thesis title is, 'Learning for Democracy and Critical Citizenship: Towards a Reassertion of Really Useful Knowledge'.

Current research interests

Citizenship Education and Learning for Democracy, Critical Pedagogy, Youth Participation, Youth Political Activism, and Youth Work in Schools.