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Maureen Breeze

Maureen Breeze, M.Ed., has followed a less conventional route to co-operative learning. She spent many years working for the UK Co-operative Movement, developing the co-operative skills of young people and adults in both formal and informal settings and promoting co-operative alternatives to the creation and maintenance of sustainable organisations and communities.

She believes that co-operative learning is a means of developing individuals’ co-operative values, which are essential to empower effective co-operation within all levels of society. Maureen has worked for the Schools’ Co-operative Society in England and is a freelance education consultant and researcher.

She co-developed a module of a Masters programme on co-operative approaches to teaching and learning in partnership with the University of Plymouth.  She has guest edited two special education editions of the Journal of Co-operative Studies, Winter 2011 and Autumn 2013, both which focused upon co-operative approaches in education. In her spare time, Maureen is very active in her local community co-operative, which she co-founded in 2005.