Dundee Arts Cafe - Whose Transition Is It Anyway?

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    Starting school, moving classes or moving schools are exciting progressions in the life of every child, however some children find these educational transitions difficult. To understand how to helpimage3 children make these transitions a wealth of research has been undertaken that focusses on the pupil. Divya Jindal-Snape argues that we also need to understand these transition from the viewpoint of parents, siblings and teachers – termed ‘significant others’. The impact of the pupil’s transition on significant others is under-researched and not considered fully in educational practice. This talk will highlight Divya’s research which explores the interaction between the transitions of the child and significant others and reinforces the importance of involving significant others during transitions. We will also discuss creative ways that can be used by parents, teachers and other professionals to support transitions of children starting school, moving to new classes or schools.
    Period6 May 2014
    Event titleDundee Arts Cafe
    Event typeOther
    Sponsors, Abertay University, Leisure & Culture Dundee
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map


    • Multiple and Multi-dimensional transitions, pupil, parent, teacher