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Professor Brian C. Findsen

Brian Findsen

Professor

Keywords

Adult Education; Ageing; Education Policy; Learning and Education; Lifelong Learning; Sociology and Education; Tertiary Education

Qualifications: EdD NCSU; MA (Hons) Waikato; BSocSc Waikato; Cert in Maori St. (Waikato); Dip. Teaching ChCh.


Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Findsen, Prof Brian 8257 bfindsen TL.2.13 Te Whiringa Educational Leadership and P

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Papers Taught

About Brian

I have worked in adult and continuing education in universities for most of my career. I am currently a professor of (adult) education in Te Whiringa School of Educational leadership & Policy with a special research interest in learning in later life, an area in which I have published extensively. Aside from working in this University (initially in 1980 in the Centre for Continuing Education), I have worked as an adult educator at the University of Auckland, AUT University and the University of Glasgow (2004-2008) where I was Head of Department for Adult & Continuing Education. I completed my doctoral studies in adult education and sociology at North Carolina State University in the mid 1980s. Hence, I bring to my research and teaching, a strong interest in international adult education.

I am married to Caterina and we have two children, Amanda and Christopher, and four grandchildren, Ashton, Mya,  Harper and Aria.

Recent Publications

  • Findsen, B. (2017). International perspectives on learning in later life. In The Getting of WIsdom One Day Ballarat Conference. Conference held at Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Australia.

  • Findsen, B. (2017). Learning in later life: A critical perspective. In M. Milana, S. Webb, J. Holford, R. Waller, & P. Jarvis (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook on Adult and Lifelong Education and Learning. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-55783-4_43

  • Findsen, B. (2017). The engagement of universities in older adult education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 57(3), 366-383.

  • Findsen, B. C. (2017). Learning later in life. In A. Knox, S. C. O. Conceição, & L. Martin (Eds.), Mapping the Field of Adult and Continuing Education
    An International Compendium
    (pp. 31-36). Stylus Publishing. Retrieved from https://sty.presswarehouse.com/books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=483908

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