The Adult Learner Journal

Founded in the mid-1980s, this highly-regarded journal is essential reading for anyone interested in or studying adult learning. It is the only peer-reviewed journal of Adult and Community Education in Ireland.

Download the 2022 edition of the Adult Learner Journal from our Latest Publications.

The journal this year is a space to reflect on how success is measured in adult, community, and further education. What does success mean? Do our measures capture what success means to learners? 

Call for Articles 2023

The call is now closed for articles for the 2023 edition of The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education: The Adult Learner.

The deadline was Friday, 27th January at 5pm

Download the 2023 Call for Articles for more information.

 

All articles must follow The Adult Learner Style Guide. Download the Style Guide 2023 here.

Information on the criteria for submitting an article to The Adult Learner may be found in this downloadable document: Journal criteria infographic

To learn more about the peer-review process for The Adult Learner, download this infographic: Peer-review infographic

Information on the peer-review timeline may be found in this downloadable document: Peer-review timeline

 

Writer Workshops

Adult Learner Journal Writers' Workshop series

If you are interested in contributing to the 2023 edition of The Adult Learner, join us at our Writers Workshops! They are are hosted by members of the journal's Editorial Board. You can learn valuable tips and ideas about how to develop a great article. 

The first workshop was on 30 November 2022. A recording of this workshop is now available. 

The second workshop was on 11 January 2023. A recording of this workshop is available below.

Journal Launch

The 2022 edition of The Adult Learner Journal was launched on 21 November 2022. The launch featured several inputs focused on the theme: Measuring Success in Adult, Community, and Further Education, and how this relates to wider topics such as: adult learning for social transformation, measuring success, inclusion and human rights, learner voice and identity, as well as critical pedagogy and the reflective practitioner. Contributors from the 2022 journal shared some of the key messages from their articles. There were also discussion groups, hosted by authors and members from the Editorial Board. 

The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education: The Adult Learner, is a valuable resource that documents the growth and development of adult learning policy and practice. It provides a forum for critical reflection on the practices of teaching and learning, giving priority to subject matter that addresses disadvantage, social exclusion, equality, workplace learning and the study of the teacher/student relationship.

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Acknowledging Difference This journal examines the issue of racism and looks at how those employed in adult education are attempting to overcome the barriers posed by racism.

All editions of The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education: The Adult Learner,
from 1985 – 2022, are available free of charge for download here.

Dearbháil Lawless

Dearbháil Lawless

Chair of Editorial Board

Dearbháil Lawless

Chair of Editorial Board

Rosemary Moreland

Rosemary Moreland

Editor, Ulster University

Rosemary Moreland

Editor, Ulster University

Jane O'Kelly

Jane O'Kelly

Dublin City University

Jane O'Kelly

Dublin City University

Luke Murtagh

Luke Murtagh

Luke Murtagh

Helen Murphy

Helen Murphy

Waterford Institute of Technology

Helen Murphy

Waterford Institute of Technology

Maria Slowey

Maria Slowey

Dublin City University

Maria Slowey

Dublin City University

David Mallows

David Mallows

University College London

David Mallows

University College London

Nuala Glanton

Nuala Glanton

Cork Education and Training Board (ETB)

Nuala Glanton

Cork Education and Training Board (ETB)

Bairbre Fleming

Bairbre Fleming

University College Dublin

Bairbre Fleming

University College Dublin

Fran Kennedy

Fran Kennedy

Adult Education Officers' Association - Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board

Fran Kennedy

Adult Education Officers' Association - Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board

Stephen O’Brien

Stephen O’Brien

University College Cork

Stephen O’Brien

University College Cork

José Pedro Amorim

José Pedro Amorim

University of Porto

José Pedro Amorim

University of Porto

Koen De Pryck

Koen De Pryck

Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Koen De Pryck

Vrije Universiteit Brussels