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 open for articles for the 2023 edition of The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education: The Adult Learner.

The deadline is 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 one takes place online 30 November 2022. Click here for more. 

To learn more about these workshops, head to the AONTAS events page

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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Adult Learner Journal 2022

A complete pdf of The Adult Learner 2022 can be viewed here

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