Globalisation, rapid change, lifelong learning, and flexible routes to learning are having a major impact on all areas of education. Our research interest here is on Teaching, Learning and Assessment in post-school education and training contexts; including further and higher education, work-based learning, lifelong learning, adult and community learning.
The group’s research extends to all aspects of learning theory; there is a particular emphasis on experiential learning, criticality (www.critical.soton.ac.uk) and learning in the company of others. Research includes the exploration of the social and situated nature of learning and how this connects with life course. The connection between individual learning and the social context; the exploration of the role of reflection in reflexive modernization are particular areas of interest.
Ongoing activities are listed under the Research Projects tab.
The final report for Skills Development and Theorising Practice in Social Work Education is available at http://www.swap.ac.uk/docs/projects/skillsdev_rpt.pdf.
This research area comes under the Lifelong and Work-Related Learning Research Centre (LaWRL).