Dr Sarah Galloway


Education University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Sarah Galloway

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About me

Sarah lectures on the Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) programme and currently is Director of the Access to Degree Studies in Higher Education programme.

Sarah became involved in adult education as a volunteer literacies tutor at Stirling Council Adult Learning Team, gaining paid work initially with the Workers Educational Association. She has worked as Literacies Development Worker at Stirling Council and Offender Learning Lecturer with New College Lanarkshire. She also worked on the development and teaching of the Community Education BA programme at the University of the West of Scotland.

Sarah was researcher on the European Commission funded REAL Project at Stirling University, co-developing professional learning resources for adult educators across Europe.

Sarah was a member of the National Strategic Forum on Adult Learning Working Group - Professional Development (2016-2019), which took forward the priorities set out in the Scottish Government's vision for adult learning -  Adult Learning in Scotland - Statement of Ambition (2014).

Her published research to date includes critiquing the theorising of adult education addressing issues of inequality and empowerment, with a focus on adult literacies learning and the education of prisoners. She is an associate of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

Sarah serves on the editorial board of the journal Studies in the Education of Adults and on the advisory editorial board of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

She is a member of the Raymond Williams Foundation and the British Educational Research Association.

Research (1)

Theory, policy and practice of further and adult education, STEM learning, adult literacy education, prison education, professional development and the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


100 years of radical Adult Education in Scotland: building hope for the future
PI: Dr Sarah Galloway
Funded by: Lipman Miliband Trust

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Book Chapter

Galloway S (2019) Rancière, Freire and Critical Pedagogy. In: Cowden S & Ridley D (eds.) The Practice of Equality: Jacques Rancière and Critical Pedagogy. New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education, 1. Oxford: Peter Lang International, pp. 21-43. https://www.peterlang.com/view/9781788740319/xhtml/chapter01.xhtml


Clancy S, Crowther J, Galloway S, Keenan D, McEwan S, Nicholson J, Player J & Burton W (2019) 100 Years of Radical Adult Education in Scotland: Building Hope for the Future (Transcript). CR & DALL Seminar Series 2019-2020. 100 Years of Radical Adult Education in Scotland: Building Hope for the Future, Glasgow, 16.11.2019-16.11.2019. http://cradall.org/content/100-years-radical-adult-education-scotland-building-hope-future


Galloway S (2018) The professional learning of Scotland’s Adult Educators. Scotland's Strategic Forum for Adult Learning (Professional Learning Working Group) Strategic Forum for Adult Learning (Professional Learning Working Group). Learning Link Scotland. http://www.learninglinkscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Final-Report-Professional-Learning-Working-Group.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Galloway S, Roberts G, Slade B & Swinney A (2018) Mapping adult education in Scotland - hills and glens, challenging roads and hidden pathways. In: SCUTREA 2018 - Conference Proceedings. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, Sheffield, 17.07.2018-19.07.2018. Sheffield, pp. 109-118. https://drive.google.com/file/d/136b0PiP8jQholEcifq9JBCpDRk13iZmO/view

Conference Proceeding

Galloway S (2016) Adult literacies in Scotland: is social practice being buried alive?. In: James N (ed.) Adult Education in Austere Times: SCUTREA Conference Proceedings 2016. SCUTREA, 45th Annual Conference, July 2016, Leicester, UK. Leicester: Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester, pp. 95-101. http://cradall.org/sites/default/files/Final%20SCUTREA%20Proceedings%20July%202016_0.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Galloway S & Howie J (2015) Ways to recognising what adult educators learn. 44th Annual SCUTREA Conference 2015, University of Leeds, 07.07.2015-09.07.2015.

Conference Proceeding

Galloway S (2011) Considering adult literacies education as empowerment or emancipation. In: Creating and Sustaining International Connections: exploring the learning opportunities for Studying Creative Understandings about Teaching and Research for Equity and Access. 41st Annual SCUTREA Conference, Lancaster, 05.07.2011-07.07.2011. Lancaster, UK: SCUTREA.

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