Theme Lead - Divya Jindal Snape
The Educational and Life Transitions (E<) theme has been focussing on transition across the life course, especially those linked to educational transitions (but by no means exclusive to education).
This E< research theme aligns with the University's Research Centre for Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT). The former is a School Academic theme whereas the latter is a university wide centre with added representatives from different Schools across the university. The Centre is hosted within the School of Education and Social Work.
The research in the E< theme has highlighted the positive, dynamic and complex nature of transitions with the need to understand them as:
- an on-going process
- holistic and dynamic (Educational and Life Transitions theory, E<)
- multiple and multi-dimensional (Multiple and Multi-dimensional Transitions theory, MMT) with changes in identity
- requiring on-going support (SN-ABC theory) to ensure the wellbeing of the individual and significant others such as their family, peers and professionals