Professor Richard Edwards

Emeritus Professor

Education University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Richard Edwards

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Richard Edwards is Emeritus Professor within the Faculty of Social Sciences. He has researched and published extensively on adult and further education, and lifelong learning drawing upon post-structuralist and socio-materialist theories. His academic background was in the areas of philosophy and history before beginning a career in adult education. Prior to joining the University of Stirling in 2001, he worked at the Open University, UK. Between 2006 and 2013 he was Head of the School of Education. He retired in 2016, but his publications live on and he is active on social media.

Event / Presentation

'Complex global problems, simple lifelong learning solutions'. Discuss. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2008

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Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility

Ordering Subjects: Governmentality and Lifelong Learning. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2008

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The scrumpled geography of literacy. 38th Annual SCUTREA Conference

Enhancing learning through the interaction of informal and formal literacies. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning: Second International Conference
Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRLL)


Research (10)

Richard Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Education and has researched extensively in the areas of post-school education and training and lifelong learning. Specific projects have focussed on literacies for learning, curriculum making, the use of new technologies in higher education , and citizen science and learning. He is particularly interested in theory development in education and draws extensively on post-structuralism and actor-network theory.

Projects

Informal Learning and Citizen Science
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: The British Academy

Enhancing Informal Learning Through Citizen Science
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: The Wellcome Trust

Exploring Amateur-Professional Relations in the Organization of Work in South Africa
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Curriculum for excellence/learner journey task group remit.
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: Universities Scotland

Semantic Technologies for the Enhancement of Case-Based Learning
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Exploring Literacy in the Assessment Practices of Further Education
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Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

An Exploration of Actor-network Theory and Educational Research
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

WHAN - evaluatory research
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: University of Glasgow

Curriculum Making in Schools and Colleges
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Contexts, communities & networks: mobilising learners' resources & relationships in different domains
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Outputs (188)

Outputs

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Book Chapter

Edwards R, McDonnell D, Simpson I & Wilson A (2017) Educational backgrounds, project design and inquiry learning in citizen science. In: Herodotou C, Sharples M & Scanlon E (eds.) Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising Science and Inquiry Learning. London: Routledge, pp. 195-209. https://www.routledge.com/Citizen-Inquiry-Synthesising-Science-and-Inquiry-Learning/Herodotou-Sharples-Scanlon/p/book/9781138208698

Book Chapter

Usher R & Edwards R (2015) Guiding adults: researching the ANT-ics of confessing. In: Fejees A & Nicoll K (eds.) Foucault and a Politics of Confession in Education. London: Routledge, pp. 106-118. http://www.guilfordpress.co.uk/books/details/9780415833813/

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2015) The Post-Human and Responsible Experimentation in Learning. In: Scott D & Hargreaves E (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Learning. London: SAGE, pp. 107-116. http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book242764?siteId=sage-uk&prodTypes=any&q=handbook+of+learning&fs=1#tabview=toc

Book Chapter

Fenwick T & Edwards R (2014) Network alliances: precarious governance through data, standards and code. In: Fenwick T, Mangez E & Ozga J (eds.) World Yearbook of Education: Governing Knowledge: Comparison, Knowledge-based Technologies and Expertise in the Regulation of Education. World Yearbook of Education, 2014. London: Routledge, pp. 44-57. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415828734/

Article

Edwards R (2014) Citizen science and lifelong learning. Studies in the Education of Adults, 46 (2), pp. 132-144. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/niace/stea/2014/00000046/00000002/art00002

Book Review

Edwards R (2012) Educating for the knowledge economy? Critical perspectives. Review of:
edited by Hugh Lauder, Michael Young, Harry Daniels, Maria Balarin and John Lowe, Abingdon, Routledge, 2012, xii + 250 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-61507-5. Cambridge Journal of Education, 42 (4), pp. 568-569. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2012.733533

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2012) (Im)mobilities and (dis)locating practices in cyber-education. In: Brooks R, Fuller A & Waters J (eds.) Changing Spaces of Education: Now Perspective on the Nature of Learning. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 205-218.

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2012) Human-centric learning and post-human experimentation. In: Jarvis P & Watts M (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Learning. Routledge International Handbooks of Education. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 333-339. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415571302/

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2012) Lifelong Learning: a Posthuman Condition?. In: Aspin D, Chapman J, Evans K & Bagnall R (eds.) Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning: Part 1. Springer International Handbooks of Education, 26. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 151-162. http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+(default)/book/978-94-007-2359-7

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2012) Translating the Prescribed into the Enacted Curriculum in College and School. In: Fenwick TJ & Edwards R (eds.) Researching Education Through Actor-Network Theory. Educational Philosophy and Theory Special Issues Series. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 23-39. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111827489X,descCd-description.html

Book Chapter

Edwards R & Miller K (2011) Literacies in the Learning Careers of Students. In: Catts R, Falk I & Wallace R (eds.) Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 14. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 191-202.

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2010) "Complex global problems, simple lifelong learning solutions." Discuss. In: Osberg D & Biesta G (eds.) Complexity theory and the politics of education. Rotterdam: Sense, pp. 69-78. https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/other-books/complexity-theory-and-the-politics-of-education/

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2009) Re-writing education policy: scribbling in the margins of lifelong learning. In: Simons M, Olssen M & Peters M (eds.) Re-reading Education Policies: A Handbook Studying the Policy Agenda of the 21st Century. Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practice, 32. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 418-432. https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/educational-futures-rethinking-theory-and-practice/re-reading-education-policies/

Article

Edwards R, Ivanic R & Mannion G (2009) The scrumpled geography of literacies for learning. Discourse, 30 (4), pp. 483-499. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-70949094083&md5=73172ecf60bd784d4ccd156a65eb807d; https://doi.org/10.1080/01596300903237248

Authored Book

Ivanic R, Edwards R, Barton D, Martin-Jones M, Fowler Z, Hughes B, Mannion G, Miller K, Satchwell C & Smith J (2009) Improving Learning in College: Rethinking Literacies Across the Curriculum. Improving Learning. London: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415469128/

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2009) Authoring research, plagiarising the self?. In: Carter A, Lillis T & Parkin S (eds.) Why Writing Matters: Issues of Access and Identity in Writing Research and Pedagogy. Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 12. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 47-59. http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SWLL%2012

Book Review

Edwards R (2009) Talking truth, confronting power. Review of:
by Jerome Satterwaite, Michael Watts, and Heather Piper, Stoke-on-Trent, Trentham Books, 2008, 186 pp., (paperback), ISBN 978-1-85-856432-6. Educational Review, 61 (3), pp. 358-359. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131910903045989

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2009) Introduction: Life as a Learning Context?. In: Edwards R, Biesta G & Thorpe M (eds.) Rethinking Contexts for Learning and Teaching: Communities, Activites and Networks. Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge (of Taylor & Francis), pp. 1-13. http://www.routledge.com/books/Rethinking-Contexts-for-Learning-and-Teaching-isbn9780415467766

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2008) Actively seeking subjects?. In: Fejes A & Nicoll K (eds.) Foucault and Lifelong Learning: Governing the Subject. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 21-33. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415424035/

Conference Proceeding

Edwards R (2008) The scrumpled geography of literacy. In: Proceedings from the SCUTREA 38th Annual Conference. 38th Annual SCUTREA Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 02.07.2008-04.07.2008. Edinburgh: SCUTREA. http://www.scutrea.ac.uk

Book Chapter

Edwards R & Nicoll K (2007) Action at a distance: governmentality, subjectivity and workplace learning. In: Billett S, Fenwick T & Summerville M (eds.) Work, subjectivity and learning: Understanding learning through working life. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 6. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 179-193. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/1-4020-5360-6_11

Authored Book

Usher R & Edwards R (2007) Lifelong Learning - Signs, Discourses, Practices. Lifelong Learning Book Series, 8. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-1-4020-5576-8

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2007) From adult education to lifelong learning and back again. In: Aspin D (ed.) Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning. Lifelong Learning Book Series, 11. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 70-84. http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-1-4020-6192-9

Book Chapter

Edwards R & Nicoll K (2007) The ghost in the Network: globalization and workplace learning. In: Farrell L & Fenwick T (eds.) World Yearbook of Education 2007: Educating the Global Workforce: Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers. World Yearbook of Education, 2007. London: Routledge, pp. 300-310. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415416030/

Book Chapter

Carmichael J, Edwards R, Miller K & Smith J (2007) Researching literacy for learning in the vocational curriculum. In: Osborne M, Houston M & Toman N (eds.) The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning: Understanding Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contexts. London: Routledge, pp. 79-89. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415424950/

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2006) Intellectual technologies in the constitution of learning societies. In: Kuhn M, Tomassini M & Simons P (eds.) Towards a Knowledge Based Economy? Knowledge and Learning in European Educational Research. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 75-86. http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=46116

Book Chapter

Edwards R, Gallacher J & Whittaker S (2006) Introduction: tangled up in learning. In: Edwards R, Gallacher J & Whittaker S (eds.) Learning Outside the Academy: International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning. London: Routledge, pp. 1-8. http://www.sponpress.com/books/details/9780415759144/

Book Chapter

Gallacher J, Edwards R & Whittaker S (2006) Researching learning outside the academy: emerging themes. In: Edwards R, Gallacher J & Whittaker S (eds.) Learning Outside the Academy: International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning. London: Routledge, pp. 224-230. http://www.sponpress.com/books/details/9780415759144/

Article

Edwards R (2006) Beyond the moorland? Contextualising lifelong learning. Studies in the Education of Adults, 38 (1), pp. 25-36. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/niace/stea/2006/00000038/00000001/art00003

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2005) Actor-network theory. In: English L (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Adult Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/international-encyclopedia-of-adult-education-leona-m-english/?K=9781403917355

Book Chapter

Edwards R (2005) Theory. In: English L (ed.) Encyclopedia of Adult Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/international-encyclopedia-of-adult-education-leona-m-english/?K=9781403917355

Book Review

Edwards R (2005) The rhetoric of rhetoric: the quest for effective communication. Review of: The rhetoric of rhetoric: the quest for effective communication. By Wayne C. Booth, 2004: Oxford, Blackwell Publishing; xv + 172 pp. ISBN 1-4051-1237-9. Journal of Education Policy, 20 (4), pp. 527-527.

Book Review

Edwards R (2004) International perspectives on lifelong learning: from recurrent education to the knowledge society. Review of: International perspectives on lifelong learning: from recurrent education to the knowledge society. Edited by David Istance, Hans G. Schuetze and Tom Schuller; SRHE and Open University Press, Buckingham, 2002, 231 pages with index, ISBN 0-335-21003-1. International Journal of Educational Development, 24 (3), pp. 334-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2003.11.007

Book Chapter

Edwards R & Usher R (2003) Final Frontiers? Globalisation, Pedagogy and (Dis)location. In: Scott D (ed.) Curriculum Studies: Major Themes in Education, Volume 3, Pedagogy. Major Themes in Education. London: Routledge, pp. 510-524. http://www.sponpress.com/books/details/9780415291651/

Book Chapter

Edwards R & Usher R (2003) Putting space back on the map of learning. In: Edwards R & Usher R (eds.) Space, Curriculum, and Learning. International Perspectives on Curriculum. Greenwich, CT, USA: Information Age Publishing, pp. 1-12. http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Space-Curriculum-and-Learning

Article

Edwards R, Clarke J, Harrison R, Reeve F & Wierzbicka A (2003) (Re)prezentacja badań nad całożyciowym uczeniem się [(Re) presenting research in lifelong learning]. Teraźniejszość - Człowiek - Edukacja, 21 (1), pp. 83-97. http://www.bazhum.pl/bib/article/96468/

Conference Proceeding

Edwards R & Smith J (2003) Enhancing learning through the interaction of informal and formal literacies. In: Experiential, community, workbased: researching learning outside the academy. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning: Second International Conference, Glasgow, UK, 27.06.2003-27.06.2003. Glasgow, UK: Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, Glasgow Caledonian University, pp. 101-106.

Edited Book

Edwards R & Usher R (eds.) (2003) Space, Curriculum and Learning. International Perspectives on Curriculum. Greenwich, CT, USA: Information Age Publishing. http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Space-Curriculum-and-Learning

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