Community Engagement: Community-based Adult Education – Tales from the Field

Moray School of Education, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ
United Kingdom
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 - 10:00 to 15:15

This one-day participative event is presented by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Warwick. The aim is to generate discussion and debate on the key and important issue of community engagement and community-based adult education from a comparative perspective by drawing on theory and practice from Scotland, Canada and England.

The day will focus on three main areas of discussion:

  • What do we mean by community engagement?  Exploring theoretical approaches from Scotland, England and Canada
  • The role and challenges of community-based adult education: project approaches
  • The role of universities and their involvement in community engagement with marginalised communities.
  • This will be followed by a summary discussion on what lessons are to be learnt and where do we go from here?


Shauna Butterwick, University of British Colombia, Canada

Jim Crowther, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths, University of London, England

Lyn Tett, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Respondent:  Ian Martin, University of Edinburgh

Chair: Barbara Merrill, University of Warwick, England



If you would like to attend please complete the registration form attached below. Please note that there will be a small charge for refreshments and lunch (this amount will be announced shortly). Details of the programme, location  and maps on how to find the Moray School of Education will be sent once you have registered.

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