Sunday, November 30, 2014

SCUTREA Conference 2015: Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce that SCUTREA's Conference will be held at the University of Leeds from Tuesday 7th - Thursday 9th July 2015. We invite abstract submissions by Friday 16th January 2015.

The SCUTREA Conference provides a platform for researchers and professionals who engage with the education of adults and lifelong learning to address key areas of national and international concern. This year's conference theme – ‘It’s All Adult Education’ – is also seeking to reach out to those researchers and practitioners whose work may not be primarily focused on adults and lifelong learning but who have developed a keen interest in this area.

The full submission guidelines for this call can be downloaded from the conference web site: or by clicking on the image on the left.

Information on the bursaries available through SCUTREA can also be downloaded from the above site. Priority for bursaries has traditionally been given to UK doctoral students. However, applications from Masters students and adult education practitioners/activists/researchers will also be considered. Applicants must address the themes of the conference and demonstrably contribute to the field of adult education research.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

University of Edinburgh and SCUTREA Co-hosted Event: 28 November 2014

We are delighted to be co-hosting the event 'Researching In, By and For Communities: A Conversation on Knowledge, Social Movements and Really Big Change' with Moray House School of Education. The event has been inspired by the recent referendum campaign in Scotland, which motivated many different groups and individuals to engage in debating issues affecting their lives. Thus, the event aims to build on this grassroots-level mobilisation of knowledge creation in order to debate new ways to foster community-university partnerships.

Questions to be discussed during this session include:
  1. National and international networks have arisen over the past few years in support of change, but what does it really mean?
  2. How do we find new ways to collaborate to support the really big changes that our communities, our countries and our tired planet longs for?
The guest speakers are Darlene Clover and Budd Hall.

Darlene Clover is Professor of Leadership Studies and Adult Education at the University of Victoria

Budd Hall is UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Professor of Community Development, and Founding Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community-Based Research.

This event is FREE and will take place at Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh, on 28th November 2014, 12.00-2.15pm and includes lunch.

Further details can be downloaded from the following web link, which includes the programme:

We look forward to seeing you there!