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School of Education
University of Stirling
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Richard Edwards is a Professor of Education and Director of Research. He was previously Head of the School of Education between 2006 - 2013.  He has researched and written extensively on many aspects of lifelong learning and educational theory and practice. He has been an investigator in a number of ESRC funded projects and seminar series, including Literacies for Learning in Further Education, Curriculum making in School and College, Ensemble and Code Acts in Eudcation; Learning through Code, Learning to Code. He is currently researching on the role of amateurs and informal learning in citizen science. His work is heavily influenced by post-structuralism and actor-network theory.



Selected Publications

Research Interests

Richard Edwards researches and writes in the areas of lifelong learning, policy studies, further and adult education. He is particularly interested in exploring these areas drawing upon post-structuralist and socio-material perspectives.

Doctoral Supervisory Interests

This member of staff is interested in supervising doctoral students in the following subject areas:

Research Supervision

Research Student | Thesis Title
Margaret Allan | New Scots as ESOL learners: an opportunity for building social and linguistic capital in Scotland
Julia Fotheringham | Enabling efficient, flexible learner journeys: how are academics putting policy into practice?
Deborah O'Neill | Multiple deprivations and transitions between FE and HE in Scotland: a case study.
Karen Thomson | Approaches to learning of international students in health sciences
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