Community-driven pedagogies for Emancipatory Adult Education
Dr Brown discusses, as a keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual EPALE Cyprus Conference, on how community-driven pedagogies for adults can conceptually engage with emancipation and what this would imply for learners, educators, educational institutions and related social organisations.
Maria Brown holds a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Community and Non-formal Education, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Italian. She is visiting senior lecturer at the University of Malta. Her research interests are in sociology, community action and community development, education, social policy, Europeanisation, sustainable development, methodology and research methods - with special interest in computer-assisted quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Her experience also includes work for the European Commission, Eurydice, the Council of Europe and the Ministry for Education and Employment. She has carried out voluminous research that includes EU-funded projects and published in academic peer-reviewed publications.