Creative, Critical and Democratic Research Dissemination Learners' Lives and Further Education.


Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Further Education (FE) is an umbrella term that describes mainly formal learning taking place mainly outside of school environments and largely shaped by historical, industrial and social factors closely related to the local socio-economic circumstances in different towns and cities across the UK. This chapter presents findings from a collaborative research project into how, against a challenging landscape constrained by the pressures of marketization and funding, FE continues to offer a ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1991) in which learners who have often had negative experiences of schooling, supported by critical pedagogy, are able to experience education as transformative (Mezirow, 2000; Duckworth, 2013; Duckworth & Ade-Ojo, 2016; Duckworth & Smith, 2017, 2018b).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing Critical and Creative Research in Adult Education
Place of PublicationBoston
ChapterPart 8
ISBN (Print)9789004420748
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020


  • Further education
  • Creative research


Dive into the research topics of 'Creative, Critical and Democratic Research Dissemination Learners' Lives and Further Education.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this