The distinctive focus of teaching, research and scholarship of the group is within the theme of global educational change, that is how education is experienced and shaped both by individual learners and also by the diverse political, socio-economic, and geographic contexts in which they learn.

Key Themes

  • Individual differences, personal and collective obstacles to and facilitators of lifelong education 
  • The role of cognition, emotion, agency and wellbeing in education
  • Education in diverse social, economic and cultural settings
  • Turning points and transitions in education and to employment
  • Teaching, learning and training in post-compulsory settings
  • Adult and lifelong education
  • How learning through the lifecourse is experienced and shaped by individuals, by diverse political and socio-economic contexts, and by places
  • Local and global influences and challenges to education
  • Connections between people and communities

Group Lead

RTG Lead: Professor Bob Davis

Deputy RTG Lead: Dr Sinéad Gormally