Prof Anne Ryan

Adult and Community Education, Edward M Kennedy Institute

Professor

Maynooth University School of Education
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(01) 7083683

Biography

Anne Ryan is Chair of the Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education and Academic Co-Director of the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention. She is also Principal Investigator of the Irish Aid/ HEA funded TEN Project which involves four universities, two in Zambia (ZAOU and MU), one in Malawi (MZUNI) and one in Ireland (Maynooth University). Her interests include education for sustainable community development, and education to promote equality and human rights within a global context

Research Interests

 Most recently I have worked with BRAC to review their innovative projects designed to provide primary education to poor girls in Afghanistan and Bangladesh. I am also interested in using adult education methodologies to empower communities to respond to the big issues facing 21st Century societies - such as climate change - and for communities to become actively involved in seeking the way forward alongside the scientists and policy makers. I am currently leading a transformative education project funded through HEA and Irish Aid which will attempt to set up a network of universities and community education providers in Ireland and one or more African countries. This network will attempt to find ways where climatologists, biologists and agriculturalists and grass roots communities can work together to ensure that the scientific knowledge can be accessed by communities and that communities in turn can inform the scientists.

Books

  Year Publication
2015 Writing Your Thesis: A guide for postgraduate students.
Walsh, T. & Ryan, A. (2015) Writing Your Thesis: A guide for postgraduate students. Maynooth, Co Kildare: MACE. [Details]
2014 Further Education and Training: History, Politics and Practice.
Murray, M., Grummell, B. & Ryan, A. (2014) Further Education and Training: History, Politics and Practice. Maynooth, Co Kildare: MACE. [Details]
2007 Radical Learning for Liberation 2.
Connolly, B., Fleming, T., McCormack, D. & Ryan, A. (2007) Radical Learning for Liberation 2. Maynooth, Co Kildare: MACE. [Details]
2004 Unsettling the horses: Interrogating adult education perspectives.
Ryan, A. & Walsh, T. (2004) Unsettling the horses: Interrogating adult education perspectives. Maynooth, Co Kildare: MACE. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'Using narrative research'
Walsh, T. (2015) 'Using narrative research' In: Writing Your Thesis: A Guide for Postgraduate Students. Maynooth: MACE PRESS. [Details]
2015 'Finishing Your Thesis’'
Ryan, A (2015) 'Finishing Your Thesis’' In: Walsh, T. & Ryan, A (eds). Writing Your Thesis: A Guide for Postgraduate Students. Maynooth, Co Kildare: MACE. [Details]
2015 'Introduction'
Ryan,A and Walsh, T (2015) 'Introduction' In: Writing Your Thesis: A Guide for Postgraduate Students. Maynooth: MACE PRESS. [Details]
2014 'Further Education and Training: The Trojan Horse'
Ryan, A. (2014) 'Further Education and Training: The Trojan Horse' In: Murray, M., Grummell, B. and Ryan A (eds). Further Education and Training: History, Politics and Practice. Maynooth: MACE PRESS. [Details]
2014 'Philosophical Imperatives within Further Education and Training'
Ryan, A (2014) 'Philosophical Imperatives within Further Education and Training' In: Murray, M., Grummell, B. and Ryan A (eds). Further Education and Training: History, Politics and Practice. Maynooth: MACE PRESS. [Details]
2014 'Introduction'
Ryan, A., Murray, M. and Grummell, B (2014) 'Introduction' In: Murray, M., Grummell, B. and Ryan A (eds). Further Education and Training: History, Politics and Practice. Maynooth: MACE PRESS. [Details]
2012 'A Learning Partnership: NUIM and the Irish Defence Forces'
Ryan, A (2012) 'A Learning Partnership: NUIM and the Irish Defence Forces' In: Walsh, T (eds). Building a Better Future. Maynooth: MACE. [Details]
2011 'Conscientation:The Art of Learning'
Professor Anne Ryan (2011) 'Conscientation:The Art of Learning' In: Pedagogy, Oppression and Transformation in a 'Post-Critical' Climate: The Return of Freirean Thinking. London: Continuum. [Details]
2006 'Levels of Engagement between Cultures'
Ryan, A. (2006) 'Levels of Engagement between Cultures' In: No Longer Strangers: Cultural Integration in Church and Society in Ireland. Dublin: Dominican Publications. [Details]
2006 'Constructing Your Thesis'
Ryan, A. and Walsh, T. (2006) 'Constructing Your Thesis' In: Researching and Writing your Thesis: a guide for postgraduate students. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Finishing Your Thesis'
Ryan, A. (2006) 'Finishing Your Thesis' In: Researching and Writing your Thesis: a guide for postgraduate students. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Development and the uniform school'
Ryan, A. (2004) 'Development and the uniform school' In: Unsettling the horses: Interrogating adult education perspectives. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Creating new knowledge'
Ryan, A. & Walsh, T. (2004) 'Creating new knowledge' In: Unsettling the horses: Interrogating adult education perspectives. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'The Pound Road: The Challenge of Knowledge Creation and Equity in Irish Third Level Education'
Ryan, A. (2002) 'The Pound Road: The Challenge of Knowledge Creation and Equity in Irish Third Level Education' In: JANZZA (Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services association). [Details]
2001 'Knowledge Creation: A Challenge for Higher Education in Ireland'
Ryan, A. and O'Brien, A. (2001) 'Knowledge Creation: A Challenge for Higher Education in Ireland' In: Education Link Journal 61/2 Popular Education and Social Action. The Radical Education Dossier. [Details]
2001 'Learning from the Learners:A case study of experiential learning'
Ryan, A., Connolly, B., Ryan, A. B. and Walsh T. (2001) 'Learning from the Learners:A case study of experiential learning' In: Set in Stone. Maynooth: MACE. [Details]
2000 'Three Responses to Disability'
(2000) 'Three Responses to Disability' In: Horizons in Adult Education. [Details]
2000 'Peripherality, Solidarity and Mutual Learning in the Global/Local Development Business'
Ryan, A. (2000) 'Peripherality, Solidarity and Mutual Learning in the Global/Local Development Business' In: Stretching the Academy: The Politics and Practice of Widening Participation in Higher Education. [Details]
1998 'Adult Continuing Education: Empowerment or Containment'
Ryan, A. (1998) 'Adult Continuing Education: Empowerment or Containment' In: Lifelong Learning and its Impact on Social and Regional Development. [Details]
1997 'From Kildare to Kapane'
Ryan, A. and Collins, T. (1997) 'From Kildare to Kapane' In: Adult Learner: Journal of Adult and Community Education in Ireland. [Details]
1996 'Participation and Rural Voluntary Organisations in Ireland: A Case Study'
Ryan, A. and Collins, T. (1996) 'Participation and Rural Voluntary Organisations in Ireland: A Case Study' In: Radical learning for liberation, B. Connolly, T. Fleming, A. Ryan & D. MacCormack(eds). [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'A Case Study in Learning to Unlearn'
Downes, M., Grummell, B., Murphy, C. and Ryan, A (2015) 'A Case Study in Learning to Unlearn'. The Adult Learner, :104-111 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Death Row Correspondence: Integrating the Ken Saro-Wiwa Archive Into an Undergraduate Program'
Fallon H. and Ryan, A (2014) 'Death Row Correspondence: Integrating the Ken Saro-Wiwa Archive Into an Undergraduate Program'. Journal of Library Innovation, 5 (2):52-59 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Citizenship: A way of being in one's world and of one's world'
Ryan, A. & Fallon, H. (2005) 'Citizenship: A way of being in one's world and of one's world'. THE ADULT LEARNER, 23 :35-46 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Moving on with Confidence: Perceptions of success in teaching and learning adult literacy'
Ryan, A. (2003) 'Moving on with Confidence: Perceptions of success in teaching and learning adult literacy'. ADULTS LEARNING, 14 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'The Pound Road: The Challenge of Knowledge Creation and Equity in Irish Third Level Education'
Ryan, A. (2002) 'The Pound Road: The Challenge of Knowledge Creation and Equity in Irish Third Level Education'. JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND STUDENT SERVICES ASSOCIATION, 20 :28-53 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Knowledge Creation: A Challenge for Higher Education in Ireland in Popular Education and Social Action. The Radical Education Dossier'
Ryan, A. & OBrien, A. (2001) 'Knowledge Creation: A Challenge for Higher Education in Ireland in Popular Education and Social Action. The Radical Education Dossier'. EDUCATION LINK JOURNAL, 61 :60-75 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2014 Challenges and Change in Adult and Further Education.
Ryan, A. (2014) Challenges and Change in Adult and Further Education. [Chaired Session], What sort of research do we need in Irish Further Education. Joint workshop leader, Maynooth University , 17-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 Intergenerational Equity Gaps in Knowledge and Skills.
Ryan, A. (2014) Intergenerational Equity Gaps in Knowledge and Skills. [Oral Presentation], Another perspective on the purpose of education, Royal Irish Academy , 22-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 Seminar: What can we learn from research to better support Adult Learners in Higher Education.
Ryan, A. (2014) Seminar: What can we learn from research to better support Adult Learners in Higher Education. [Oral Presentation], Adult and Community Education Perspectives on 'Research Justice', HERC and T&L, DCU , 09-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 Staff Development Session for Adult and Continuing Education.
Ryan, A. (2014) Staff Development Session for Adult and Continuing Education. [Oral Presentation], Exploring the role and purpose of University Adult Education, UCC , 28-JAN-14 [Details]
2013 XV Comparative Education World Congress.
Ryan, A., Finn, J., Mendiola, G. and Canen, A. (2013) XV Comparative Education World Congress. [Oral Presentation], Adult Education: A force for change in Brazil, Mexico and Ireland, Buenos Aires , 24-JUN-13 - 28-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Conference sponsored by Montegro Ministry of Education, Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation.
Ryan, A. (2013) Conference sponsored by Montegro Ministry of Education, Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation. [Oral Presentation], Initial FE teacher training, Maynooth University , 22-APR-13 - 25-APR-13 [Details]
2013 Co Dublin VEC Education Conference.
Ryan, A. (2013) Co Dublin VEC Education Conference. [Keynote Address], Issues and challenges for adult education and youthreach in the changing landscape of equality and social inclusion, VEC Head Office, Tallaght , 14-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Maynooth Education Forum entitled Irish Education: Differing views, developing visions.
Ryan, A. (2013) Maynooth Education Forum entitled Irish Education: Differing views, developing visions. [Other], Is higher education educating?, Maynooth University , 20-JUN-13 [Details]
2012 Staff workshops in Al Quds and Bethlehem Universities.
Ryan, A. Joint workshop leader (2012) Staff workshops in Al Quds and Bethlehem Universities. [Other], Reflective practioners, Jerusalem , 20-APR-12 - 29-APR-12 [Details]
2008 Circling the Wagons: Disability and Access to Education.
Ryan, A. (2008) Circling the Wagons: Disability and Access to Education. [Oral Presentation], Pathways9 Conference, 2-5 December, 2008, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia , 02-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 Research Seminar, School of Education, QUB.
Ryan, A. (2007) Research Seminar, School of Education, QUB. [Oral Presentation], Widening participation and the process of knowledge creation, Belfast , 02-NOV-07 [Details]
2006 Adult Literacy Organisers Forum.
Ryan, A. (2006) Adult Literacy Organisers Forum. [Keynote Address], Into the Mainstream: Maintaining Identity within an integrated Adult Education Service, Tullamore , 06-APR-06 [Details]
2004 Inter-church Colloquium entitled Intercultural Communities.
Ryan, A. (co-presenter) (2004) Inter-church Colloquium entitled Intercultural Communities. [Oral Presentation], Transculturalism in Ireland, Maynooth University , 18-SEP-04 [Details]
2003
(2003) Paper presented at the Annual Seminar of the Flinders University Institute for International Educati, Adelaide , 10-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 [Details]
2003
(2003) Paper presented to staff and students in Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford , 02-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 [Details]
2003 Australia/New Zealand Student Services Association Conference entitled Reinventi.
Ann O'Brien, Maeve O'Byrne (2003) Australia/New Zealand Student Services Association Conference entitled Reinventi. Reinventing the Future, University of Canterbury, Christchurch , 12-JAN-03 - 12-APR-03 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1991 *Is Giving Enough?The Role of Development Education in Australian NGOs.
Ryan, A. (1991) *Is Giving Enough?The Role of Development Education in Australian NGOs. The Flinders University of South Australia: Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2006 Adult & Community Education: A Voice and a Response.
Kenny, M. and A. Ryan (2006) Adult & Community Education: A Voice and a Response. Technical Publication [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2014 Challenges and Change in Adult and Further.
(2014) Challenges and Change in Adult and Further. Conference Hosted [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Universal Journal of Educational Research Reviewer 2015 /
Maynooth University Governing Authority Member 2011 / 2015
Re validation Panel for Further Education Certificate in Teaching Member 2014 /
Member of Board of Co. Kildare Strategic Arts Management (SAM) Committee /
HERC (HIgher Education Research Centre) Advisory Group Member 2014 /
National Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy Advisory Committee Member 2013 / 2014
Subject Review Panel, Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow Member 2013 / 2013
International Steering Committee of the Edward Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention Co Founder, Academic Director and Committee Member 2010 /
Maynooth University Governing Authority Member 2005 / 2005
Member of Team to appraise the "Five Year Withdrawal Plan", Missima Gold Mining Corporation, Papua, New Guinea. /
Member of Board of HEDCO /
Member of Board of Newbridge Community Training Workshop /
Fellow Member of the Flinders University Institute for International Education /
Member of Schools Committee Presentation Sisters /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Maynooth Professor, Dept of Adult Education 16-MAY-16 /
Maynooth University Lecturer Adult Education 16-MAY-95 / 16-MAY-05

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
Finders University Ph.D.
Manchester University M.Phil.
NUI Maynooth H.Dip in Adult and Community Education
NUI Dublin H.Dip. in Ed.
NUI Dublin B.A.

Consultancy

  Client Description
BRAC
International Team Member of BRAC Education Programme Proposal Development BEP-111 (2016-2020)
Embassy of the Netherlands and BRAC
• International Team Member (on behalf of the Embassy of the Netherlands) Conducting mid term review of BRAC 5 year Education Programme Bangladesh.
NALA
Advisor to NALA (National Adult Literacy Association) on the development of its Strategic Plan. 2006
DfID (British Government)
• International Team Member and Team Leader (on behalf of DfID, British Government) Appraising BRAC 5 year Education Programme (2004-2009). Bangladesh
Maynooth University Research Team
LIfelong Learning in Palestine Project. Funded through Tempus
BRAC
International Team Member (on behalf of the BRAC) Evaluating BRAC 5 year Education Programme Afghanistan.
Accreditation Working Group of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Outreach Activities

  Description

Co presenter 'Vision for the Future'

Other Activities

  Description

Co Director of the Edward M Kennedy Institute

Teaching Interests

I am particularly interested in the role adult education theories and practices play in underpinning alternative schooling provision in poorer countries where large numbers of children are not served by the formal education system.