Linda Cooper

Dr. Mignonne Breier

Linda Cooper is an Associate Professor in the Higher and Adult Education Studies Development Unit (HAESDU) in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She teaches in the Adult Education Programme at UCT and is a past chair of the institution’s Adult Learner Sub-Committee. Linda has published widely on: workplace learning and learning in social movements; Recognition of Prior Learning; and on widening access to adult learners in higher education. Her theoretical interests centre on: the role of experience in adult learning; power relationships between different forms of knowledge; and the impact of changes in the broader political economy and labour markets on knowledge and pedagogy. She has consulted on a number of national research projects and acts as an education advisor to the trade union movement. Linda is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Researching Work and Learning conference.

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