Conference Papers

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences (Papers published since 2001)

Gouthro, P.A. & Holloway, S.M. (2015). Fiction and reflective learning. SCUTREA – Standing Conference for University Teaching and Research on the Education of Adults. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Gouthro, P.A. (2015). Learning about what really matters: Intersections of stories between fiction and biography. ESREA – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults Network Conference on Life History and Biographical Research. Milan, Italy.

Gouthro, P.A. & Holloway, S.M. (2014). Conferences as learning sites: Engaging with different communities of practice. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Conference. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Click here for paper

Jarvis, C. & Gouthro, P.A. (2014). The arts and professionals’ ways of knowing. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Conference. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Click here for paper

Holloway, S.M., Gouthro, P.A. & Careless, E.J. (2014). Women’s experiences in learning to write fiction: Exploring variations between individual learning experiences andengagement in communities of practice. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Conference. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Click here for paper

Guo, S., Gouthro, P.A. & Grace, A.P. (2014). Toward inclusive citizenship: Theorizing different models of social justice for adult learners in Canada. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Conference. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2014). Selective and layered storytelling: Writers and their writing lives. ESREA: European Society for Research on the Education of Adults Network Conference on Life History and Biographical Research. University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Gouthro, P.A. (2013). Slow learning: Reflective scholarship in a time of mobilities and transitions. Keynote address for joint Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRLL) and Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) conference. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK.
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Gouthro, P.A. (2013). Who gets to be a writer? Exploring the pathways and challenges in learning to become a fiction author. Researching Work and Learning conference (RWL). University of Stirling, Stirling, UK. Click here for paper

Jarvis, C. & Gouthro, P.A. (2013). The role of the arts in professional education: Making the invisible, visible. Researching Work and Learning conference (RWL). University of Stirling, Stirling, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2013). Women of mystery: Learning pathways of female crime fiction writers. ESREA Life History and Biography Network Conference. Canterbury, England.

Gouthro, P.A., Holloway, S.M., & Careless, E.J. (2013). Becoming a Canadian writer: Fiction writing and lifelong learning around identity issues. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. Click here for proceedings

Gouthro, P.A. & Holloway, S.M. (2012). Disciplinary boundaries and creative pedagogical practices. Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). Newport, Wales, UK.
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Gouthro, P.A., Holloway, S.M. & Careless, E.J. (2012). Fiction writing and lifelong learning: Reflecting on the role of educators in fostering well-being and happiness. Standing Conference of University Teachers and Educators of Adults (SCUTREA). University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A., Holloway, S.M. & Careless, E.J. (2012). Critical literacies and democratic learning: Using fiction reading and writing to engage in lifelong learning connected to citizenship. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.
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Gouthro, P.A., Holloway, S.M. & Careless, E.J. (2011). Creative pedagogical practices using fiction to prepare educators for working in international and intercultural contexts. Standing Conference of University Teachers and Educators of Adults (SCUTREA). University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A., Holloway, S.M. & Careless, E.J. (2011). Fiction writing and learning for critical citizenship: Exploring the potential of reading and writing fiction to foster democratic learning opportunities. Joint Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, ON. Click here for proceedings

Gouthro, P.A. & Holloway, S.M. (2010). Cultivating wisdom: Fostering critically reflective learning through an interdisciplinary approach to university teaching that draws upon fiction writing and reading. Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE). Newport, Wales, UK.

Gouthro, P.A. & Holloway, S.M. (2010). Reclaiming the radical: Using fiction to challenge the ‘facts’ of a neoliberal discourse in lifelong learning. Standing Conference for University Teachers and Educators of Adults (SCUTREA). University of Warwick, Warwick, UK.

Holloway, S.M. & Gouthro, P.A. (2010). Fiction writing and lifelong learning. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Concordia University, Montreal, QC. Click here for proceedings

Gouthro, P.A., Grace, A.P. & Guo, S. (2010). Canadian eh? Issues around learning, identity, and citizenship in Canada. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Concordia University, Montreal, QC. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. & Holloway, S.M. (2009). Fact or fiction? A critical assessment of an alternative framework for knowledge construction using fiction to explore issues around identity and citizenship for Education students in Canadian universities. Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE). Newport, Wales, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2009). Powerful considerations: The challenge of combining ‘really useful research’ with ‘really critical theories’ in lifelong learning. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2009). Adult learning for active citizenship: Exploring learning pathways around citizenship and participation in governance. Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). National Louis University. Chicago, Illinois, USA. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2009). Lifelong learning and citizenship: Exploring the complicated question of what it means to be Canadian. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2008). Exploring networked possibilities for governance: Considering the influence of globalization and cosmopolitanism on learning for social democratic purposes. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA).  University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2008). Learning for participatory democracy: Exploring connections between active citizenship, community organizations, and governance in Canada. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2007). Reshaping policies and programmes: Addressing the needs of mature women students in higher education in Canada. Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE). Brighton, Sussex, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2007) Troubling the notion of active citizenship: An examination of eight Canadian women’s experiences. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRLL). University of Stirling, Stirling, UK.

Gouthro, P.A. (2007) Designing research strategies to create connections between adult and higher education policies, politics, and practices. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). Queens’ University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2007).  Learning your way into a life of crime (fiction): Assessing Sisters-in-Crime as a unique learning organization. Joint Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A., Taber, N. & Brazil, A. (2006).  Universities as inclusive learning organizations for women. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). York University, Toronto, ON. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2006). Lifelong learning and the pursuit of happiness. Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
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Gouthro, P.A., Plumb, D. & Sharpe, J. (2005). Creating opportunities for lifelong learning in cross-cultural contexts: A Canadian/Jamaican experience. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research for the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. & Plumb, D. (2005). Engaging the learning process: A critical assessment of learning styles. Center for Research on Lifelong Learning Conference (CRLL). University of Stirling, Stirling, UK.

Gouthro, P.A. (2005). Democratic considerations for fostering lifelong learning for women. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). University of Western Ontario, London, ON. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2005).  Adult education and the sociological imagination. Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.
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Gouthro, P.A. (2002). Habermasian theory and the development of critical theoretical discourses in adult education.  Adult Education Research Conference (AERC).  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. Click here for paper

Gouthro, P.A. (2001). Learning across culture, time, and space: Canadian and Jamaican women’s experiences in learning via distance. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA).  University of East London, London, UK. Click here for paper

Grace, P.A., Gouthro, P.A. & Mojab, S. (2001). Inverting formal learning in academic adult education: Using insurgent theories and positional pedagogies to shape a summer institute as a transgressive learning journey. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). University of East London, London, UK.