Dr Louise Sheridan

  • Lecturer (People, Place & Social Change)

telephone: 01413301818
email: Louise.Sheridan@glasgow.ac.uk

375a, St Andrew's Building, Glasgow, G3 6NH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8453-2466

Biography

I was appointed as Deputy Director of ITE and Undergraduate Studies in the School of Education in October 2019. I am the new (acting for 20_21) Programme Leader for the MEd Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work. I am a member of the People, Place and Social Change Research and Teaching Group and the University Student Conduct Committee. I teach across a range of courses including: Working with Young People - Education and Learning for Change; Empowerment and Social Change; Space, Place and Community and Challenge, Change and Action.

As a former youth and community worker, I worked with young carers, young people who are care-experiences and young people involved in community development and youth participation. My doctoral study looked at the experiences of young people and youth workers involved in youth participation practice in North Ayrshire. The study celebrates the commitment and passion of young people and youth workers and highlights the positive transformation that happens through involvement in a range of experiences and opportunities. 

I am passionate about ensuring a very positive experience for students on all of the courses on which I teach. I am heavily influenced by the work of Paulo Freire, both in what I teach and the way in which I teach. I am keen to explore and capture my practice as a lecturer and contribute to the body of literature and research on the scholarship of learning and teaching.  

Research interests

Research interests

  • My doctoral research looked at the lived experiences of young people and youth workers involved in Youth Participation Practice in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Paulo Freire's theories and principles were used as the theorectical framework for the piece.                             
  • I am interested in examining the impact of taking a value-led approach to community development practice for graduates from the BA (Hons) Community Development at the University of Glasgow.

Voluntary Work:

I am currently the Chair Person for Friends of Gartcosh, a voluntary organisation that I helped to establish, which aims to build community spirit and to develop a community garden.

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2012 | 2011 | 2006
Number of items: 6.

2019

Sheridan, L. (2019) Being an adult learner in austere times: exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 38(4), pp. 478-480. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2019.1615209)[Book Review]

2018

Sheridan, L. (2018) What Freire means to me. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 9(3), pp. 48-51.

Sheridan, L. (2018) From Brazil with love: youth participation practice in Scotland. In: Melling, A. and Pilkington, R. (eds.) Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 105-116. ISBN 9781137542496

2012

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2012) Values into practice. In: Jones, P., Storan, J., Hudson, A. and Braham, J. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Community Development. FACE Publications, pp. 29-42. ISBN 9781905858293

2011

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2011) Values into practice - whatever the odds. In: FACE Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2011,

2006

Sheridan, L. (2006) Not just doing time. Adults Learning, 17(9), pp. 18-19.

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Number of items: 6.

Articles

Sheridan, L. (2018) What Freire means to me. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 9(3), pp. 48-51.

Sheridan, L. (2006) Not just doing time. Adults Learning, 17(9), pp. 18-19.

Book Sections

Sheridan, L. (2018) From Brazil with love: youth participation practice in Scotland. In: Melling, A. and Pilkington, R. (eds.) Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 105-116. ISBN 9781137542496

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2012) Values into practice. In: Jones, P., Storan, J., Hudson, A. and Braham, J. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Community Development. FACE Publications, pp. 29-42. ISBN 9781905858293

Book Reviews

Sheridan, L. (2019) Being an adult learner in austere times: exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 38(4), pp. 478-480. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2019.1615209)[Book Review]

Conference Proceedings

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2011) Values into practice - whatever the odds. In: FACE Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2011,

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Grants

School of Education, IPDF Funding, 2018, £444.16 for Research Development Mobility to University of Girona

College of Social Sciences Seedcorn Funding, 2017, £767.95 for Research Development Workshop

Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching and training,(Key Action 1 – HIGHER EDUCATION), 2016, £1000 to participate in training and develop a European Training Network (EUTAG) of providers of Youth and Community Work Education in Higher Education Institutions across Europe

Wee Robertson Trust, £1600, November 2019, Pilot Community Garden Project

Supervision

Louise is currently supervising:

Doctoral Students

John D.W. MacDonald: Factors in the Recovery of Adults with Experience of Deep Exclusion, Street Life and Addiction

Anne O'Reilly: Children's Autonomy in Museum Education

Robyn Gibson: An exploration of how the Scottish Art and Design curriculum influences Scottish school pupils' mental health and well-being (from September, 2020)

International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (from September, 2020) 
 
María del Carmen Gómez Balleza: The impacts of Higher Education for participants of an upskilling programme in Mexico on the person and family. Jointly supervised with Dr. Michael Murray (Maynooth)
 
 
Seyidahmad Alibayov: The experiences of developing self-directed learning for young adult learners (undergraduate students) in a
formal setting teaching EFL in Azerbaijan. Jointly supervised with Dr David McCormack (Maynooth)

 

 

Teaching

Teaching

I am Course Leader for the following courses on the BA (Hons) Community Development and I teach on the following courses: 

  • Challenge, Change and Action
  • Space, Place and Community

I am Course Leader for the following courses on the MEd Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work:

  • Practice and Policy Inquiry
  • Theoretical Frameworks for Practice
  • Educational Approaches to Community Learning and Development
  • Empowerment and Social Change
  • Perspectives in Youth and Young Adulthood

                             

Additional information

Esteem

I was nominated in the Student Teaching Awards and won Best Teacher in the College of Social Sciences (2020).                 

Consulting and advice

I have been involved at various points with Partnership 4 Change, a group of Service Users and Carers from North Lanarkshire, on a consultancy basis.  This has involved using a Community Development approach to help them to develop and build their capacity to take action and influence the Joint Planning Process for Social Work Services and NHS Lanarkshire. 

I am interested in further opportunities to undertake consultancy and advice in the field of community development and youth participation.

I am currently working with representatives from Glasgow City Council to develop a partnership that will enable third-year students from the BA Community Development to work with communities to explore the potential use of Queen Mary Street School in Bridgeton.