Professor John Field

Emeritus Professor

Education University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor John Field

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I have a long-standing background of interest and involvement in lifelong learning. Recent publications include edited collections on Mental Capital and Wellbeing and Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning. I have just completed a new book on British work camp systems before 1939, which is being published in 2013 by Manchester University Press, and am editor of the new Sage Handbook on Aging, Work & Society (also due in 2013). Externally, I serve as a Visiting Professor of Birkbeck College, University of London. I currently chair the Advisory Board for the ESRC Research Centre on Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES), University of London. I served as a commissioner of theNational Commission of Inquiry on the Future of Lifelong Learning. A summary of the commission's findings can be read here. Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.Media Coverage Work camps that tackled Depression How 1930s work camps operatedDoctoral Supervisory Interests Lifelong learning policies Participation in adult learning History of education and training Comparative study of adult learning

Event / Presentation

Exporting "people of British stock": training and emigration policy in inter-war Britain. 40th Annual SCUTREA Conference

Researching Retention and Non-Traditional Learners: evidence on pre-entry preparation. Hitting the ground running: reflections on pre-entry student support and new students’ academic preparedness for higher education
Glasgow Caledonian University
The School of Health at Glasgow Caledonian University will hold a one-day national symposium on the themes of pre-entry support and academic preparedness for higher education. The event will provide colleagues in all disciplines the opportunity to discuss and share practice in this important and expanding area of student support. The twin effects of UK demographic change and the move towards widening participation have made it necessary for HEIs to adjust to an increasingly diverse student intake. Students now enter higher education from a wide variety of backgrounds with differing expectations of university life and varying levels of preparedness for the academic challenges awaiting them. This event aims to discuss what institutions and staff can do to help prepare students to meet these challenges, both before and immediately after entry.

Studenthood and identification: higher education as a liminal transitional space. 40th Annual SCUTREA Conference

Reflecting From the Front Line: Research on Lifelong Learning and Policies for Well-Being. 39th Annual SCUTREA conference

Professional membership

National Institute of Adult Continuing Education