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Research in Adult Learning

The following list shows current and recent research in adult learning:

‘What Scotland Learned’- 100 stories of lockdown learning

Education Scotland is delighted to announce the release of a collection of lockdown stories from across the education system called ‘What Scotland Learned’.

‘What Scotland Learned’ showcases some fantastic examples of how work was carried out across Scotland after the sudden closure of school buildings and other learning sites. It features 100 tales of the work undertaken to support learners and communities through innovation, creativity and resilience.  This free publication is a collection of some of the best examples of the brilliant work we know has taken place across Scotland since the first lockdown in March last year. The stories from the book, as well as additional stories, are also published online.

Education Scotland have also published a professional learning paper which takes the inspiring stories from the book and synthesises them with education research. Designed to support education leaders and practitioners, it takes six themes that came through the stories and explores the existing evidence-based findings to add depth and understanding to lived experience.

Urban Big Data Centre

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) in the University of Glasgow is a unique UK ESRC-funded research centre to address social, economic and environmental challenges facing cities. UBDC brings interdisciplinary expertise of urban social scientists and data scientists from University of Glasgow and five partner universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Reading, Bristol and Illinois-Chicago to seek solutions in addressing such challenges.


This project is designed as a mixed-method comparative study on Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom and focuses on LLL policies for young adults – particularly those in ‘vulnerable’ positions – with the aim to critically analyse current developments of LLL policies in Europe

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