Transitions Community Compass series - June 2024

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Join the conversation about how a game was developed to support the primary-secondary transition process for children from very small, remote schools.

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Wednesday 19 June 2024, 17:00 - 18:00
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Kate Evans is currently a doctoral student in Education at the University of Dundee. Living in Orkney, she has worked as a teacher in both primary and secondary schools on a number of its islands. She has been researching the experiences of island children as they manage the transition from small island primary school to the local town secondary school, adjusting to the new daily life pattern which includes travel by ferry. Working to achieve a tangible outcome, the school-based research group has devised a game to help children prepare for the challenges they will meet, both in terms of the journey and fitting socially into a bigger school. Two of the participants recently successfully trialled the game in their former primary school. 

In this conversation with Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, Kate will discuss some of the thinking that has fed into the game, and the process of development and trialling of the game itself. 

In a future session we hope to have a conversation with some of the research group to find out how they see both process and product of this kind of research. 

Join us for a discussion of the project itself and the ways it might have relevance for other very small, remote schools.

Event type Online event
Event category Research