Programme Director: BA (Hons) Community Education / Bicentennial Education Fellow
Paterson's Land (Rm 1.30)
- Moray House School of Education and Sport
- Post code
- EH8 8AQ
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 served as a member of the CONCEPT journal editorial board between 1998 and 2019 and I was editor between 2012 and 2019.
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
Working towards an EdD
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.
Introduction to Community Education
Concepts and Controversies in Community Education
Community Education Professional Practice 3
Community Education Dissertation supervision
Educational Studies 1b
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'.