The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education: The Adult Learner is a valuable resource that documents the 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 social exclusion, equality, workplace learning and the study of the teacher/student relationship.
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.
The call is now open for articles for the 2024 edition of The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education: The Adult Learner.
The deadline is Friday, 16th February at 5pm.
All articles must follow The Adult Learner Style Guide. Check out the new style guide here.
Find information on the criteria for submitting an article to The Adult Learner here: Journal Criteria
To learn more about the peer-review process for The Adult Learner, download this infographic: Peer-review Process
Find out about the peer-review timeline here: Peer-review timeline.
If you are interested in contributing to the 2024 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.
Want to know what the Writers' Workshops are all about?
Recordings of previous workshops are available on our YouTube channel.
A workshop on 30th November 2022 covered the Style Guide and how to develop articles. Take a look:
A subsequent workshop on 11th January 2023 went through the process of finalising articles. Take a look:
The 2022 edition of The Adult Learner Journal created 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?
We launched the 2022 edition of The Adult Learner Journal on 21 November 2022. The launch featured speakers and ideas focused on the theme Measuring Success in Adult, Community, and Further Education. We looked at 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 to 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.