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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 society. 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. Coming from an interdisciplinary background, my research draws on educational theory, psychology, sociology, and social and educational policy. 

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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Projects 2016 2019

Collaboration with 16-25 Independent People

Carr, S. & Costas Batlle, I.

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Project: UK charityResearch

Community Matters

Hickman, C. & Costas Batlle, I.


Project: UK charityInternally Funded Research, Public Engagement

Research Output 2015 2018

Celebrating the imperfections of community-based research

Costas Batlle, I., Blackwood, L. & Stevens, E. 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

It’s not what sport children play, but how they play it that matters

Costas Batlle, I. 7 Mar 2017 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
youth sports