TCELT Research Theme - Marion Burns, Strathclyde University: Transitions and Pedagogy

'Transitions and Pedagogy-Travelling Through Space: Contested and Unified Spaces Between two Early Level Traditions'.

This presentation will present the findings from a small scale qualitative study. The study explored the barriers and challenges facing practitioners and teachers in two early learning and childcare settings and three primary schools in ensuring curriculum continuity across the Curriculum for Excellence ‘early level’. The study found that children in transition experience two ‘early level’ traditions and step in and out of ‘contested’ and ‘unified’ spaces which sit in the space between the ELC sector and Primary 1. As children travel through these spaces they experience changes in their identity and in their social capital.

Marion Burns has more than 40 years’ experience working in early education and primary schools in various roles. She has been an HM Inspector with Education Scotland (HMIe) since 2004 and is a part time doctorate student at Strathclyde University. Her main research focus is curriculum transition across the ‘early level’ of Curriculum for Excellence. 

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