Vernon Galloway



Vernon Galloway is a Lecturer in Community Education. Before joining the University he worked as a Youth Worker, a Community Worker and an Adult Educator in various communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians.  and is closely involved in Professional Practice Placements across the programme. 

His most recent book in 2005 is an edited work - Popular Education: Engaging the Academy (with Jim Crowther and Ian Martin, published by NIACE). 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Vernon is a founding member of the international Popular Education Network;  and a member of the Joint Scottish Universities Group on Developing Professional Practice Learning and The Scottish Adult Learning Stakeholders Group.

Undergraduate teaching

  • Working with Individuals and Groups  
  • Developing Professional Identity in Community Education
  • An Introduction to Research in Community Settings 
  • Developing Dialogue
  • Group Work In Context 
  • PP3 Professional Placement 

Postgraduate teaching

  • PG PP Professional Placement   

Research summary

  • Community engagement
  • adult education;
  • democracy and citizenship;
  • participative educational methods;
  • The social construction of Experience; 
  • Transformative Knowledge;
  • Dialogue and Praxis;
  • Community Based Research.

Current and recent research

  • Adult Education and independence: the role of adult education in democratic change.
  • Adult Education and a Social Capital: adult learning in Edinburgh
  • Professional Practice in Community Learning and Development.

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