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Ioannis Costas Batlle


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Research interests

I am interested in the role of non-formal and informal education in young people's lives. Non-formal education refers to structured learning opportunities outside of school or university, whilst informal education encompasses unplanned, spontaneous learning opportunities outside school or university. My experience researching young people's lives focuses primarily on charities, youth groups, youth sport, and young people not in education, employment or training. As a qualitative researcher who comes from an interdisciplinary background, my research draws on educational theory, psychology, sociology, and critical pedagogy.

Research interests:

  • Non-formal and informal education
  • Young people's development
  • Educational disadvantage
  • Neoliberalism and governmentality
  • Critical pedagogy


  • Non-formal education
  • Informal education
  • Young people's development
  • Educational disadvantage
  • Neoliberalism
  • Governmentality
  • Critical pedagogy

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Research Output

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Non-formal education, personhood, and the corrosive power of neoliberalism

Costas Batlle, I., 2019, In : Cambridge Journal of Education. 49, 4, p. 417-434 18 p.

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Primary school headteacher recruitment and selection in England: the processes and the problematic aspects

James, C., Fitzgerald, S., Fellows, T., Goodall, J., Costas Batlle, I. & Jones, J., 2019, In : School Leadership and Management. 39, 5, p. 478-495 18 p.

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  • Thesis

    Re-shaping personhood through neoliberal governmentality: Non-formal education, charities, and youth sport programmes

    Author: Costas Batlle, I., 31 Oct 2017

    Supervisor: Carr, S. (Supervisor) & Brown, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    What's the Big Idea?: The role of social interaction as a motivator in online classes

    Author: Snyder, R., 19 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Costas Batlle, I. (Supervisor) & Carr, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)