Donald Gillies

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Area of academic expertise - outline

education policy

politics of education

critical discourse analysis

philosophy of education

Michel Foucault

Hannah Arendt

Current research activities

EU education policy: the discursive formation of learners

Scottish education policy and global trends

Desired research direction

Continued work in Foucauldian theory.

Continued work on critical reflection

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Chair of Educational Colloquium

Jun 2015Jun 2017

Member of School Closures Review Panel

Feb 201529 Oct 2018

Council Member of GTCS

1 Apr 201431 Mar 2022

Chairperson of Scottish Educational Review Editorial Board

2014Jun 2020


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