Educational and Life Transitions/TCELT- Research Seminar: Primary school teachers’ thinking about transitions during COVID-19 lockdown in Scotland

Mercieca, D. (Speaker), Mercieca, D. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

This presentation is based on a study carried out by a group of researchers at the School of Education and Social Work in the University of Dundee. The purpose of the study was to gain insight into the lived experiences of primary school educators in Scotland delivering the curriculum from home, and/or working in the hubs, and to explore the impact of such experiences on their identities as teachers and on their views of teaching, learning and curriculum, in response to the research question: What are educators’ experiences of teaching from home/in hub during the Covid-19 lockdown in Scotland?
This presentation focuses particularly on themes emerging from teachers’ responses when asked about the transitions which are part of life in a school year. Teachers referred to children in early years entering into formal schooling after the forthcoming summer, and to children in their last year of primary school and their preparation for high school. Reference was also made to children’s coping with the transitions caused by the pandemic and the school lockdown, particularly the experiences of children with additional support needs.
The presentation will also touch upon prospective plans that teachers and schools made to substitute formal celebrations of transitions to online ceremonies
Period13 Jan 2021
Held atEducation

Keywords

  • Education