New journal launched

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The International Journal of Educational and Life Transitions was launched today and is open for article submissions. The journal is an international peer reviewed journal which publishes articles and multimedia outputs of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the field of educational and life transitions across the world. The Journal is interdisciplinary in approach, and publishes research studies (theoretical, conceptual, methodological and empirical), policy reviews, literature reviews, and multi-media and creative outputs. Multi-media can also be embedded in the articles. Re...

TCELT-INTR's 'Transitions Community Compass' series September

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We are excited to invite you to TCELT-INTR's 'Transitions Community Compass' series. Each session will involve a number of guests who will share how they have navigated their transitions journeys. This will take the form of a relaxed conversation which will provide insights into unique and dynamic transitions as well as strategies for navigating them. We will be joined by Aileen Mackey who is an Early Learning and Childcare Officer and has worked within the field of education for several years. Her position within a local authority school is financed through Pupil Equity Funding. Her role is to close ...

Educational and Life Transitions/TCELT: Research Seminar

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An international review of child self-report emotional well-being scales during primary-secondary school transitions. 1 September 2021, 12-1 pm, Microsoft Teams Primary-secondary school transition is a critical period for children, where they experience multiple concurrent transitions (Bagnall et al., 2021; Jindal-Snape, 2016). However, to date, we have a limited understanding of how primary-secondary school transition might impact children’s emotional well-being and specifically which aspects of emotional well-being are most affected, and over what time period. Therefore, to address this gap, we hav...

Educational &Life Transitions/TCELT Writers' Retreat Sessions 2021-2022

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Writers' retreats recognise the importance of writing in academia and provide an opportunity for academics, at different career stages, to have dedicated time for writing. There are regular facilitated meetings, typically the last Friday of each month from 9am-5pm. Currently, sessions are online through Microsoft Teams. The facilitators are Dr Beth Hannah, School of Education and Social Work, and Professor Judith Sixsmith, School of Health Sciences. Please refer to Blog 29: Writers' Retreats During the Pandemic for further information. If you are interested in joining any of the sessions, please email Beth...

Crossing the bridge to Further Education: Experiences of transition

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Amanda Thomas is currently a senior lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales delivering on a range of education modules. In 1997, she began teaching in a Primary school and successfully led the Early Years provision for over 10 years. Amanda also taught in FE for four years training childcare practitioners. Amanda was awarded her PhD in researching schemas in the Foundation Phase in 2019. Her current research interests include Transitions in Education and exploring PhD supervision stories and experiences. Rhiannon Packer  is a senior  lecturer in Additional Learning Needs and ...

Transitions Community Compass Series - June

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We are excited to invite you to TCELT-INTR's 'Transitions Community Compass' series. Each session will involve a number of guests who will share how they have navigated their transitions journeys. This will take the form of a relaxed conversation which will provide insights into unique and dynamic transitions as well as strategies for navigating them. We will be joined by Vika and Zoe Kessler who will discuss their multiple transitions related to their daughter-mother relationship, moving to university, a new country, learning a new language and culture. Vika is a university student studying science (...

Transitions of LGBTQ+ students coming into and moving through University

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Presenter:  Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Head of Children, Education and Communities, Edge Hill University 2 June 2021, 12-1 pm, Microsoft Teams Jonathan's research focuses on mental health, wellbeing and inclusion in education. He is a qualitative researcher and uses a broad range of approaches, including narrative methodology, visual/participatory methods and more traditional interviews and focus groups. Jonathan’s recent projects include exploration of head teacher resilience, teacher and child mental health and the experiences of teachers who identify as LGBTQ+. Jonathan is a ...

eLene4Life Knowledge exchange

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On Thursday 27 May 2021, there will be an eLene4Life conference available online called "Enhancing soft skills through active learning for education and employment". eLene4Life supports curriculum innovation in higher education (HE) and the corporate sector through the development of active learning approaches for transversal skills, with the ultimate aim of improving students' employability. Conference themes: Active Learning Soft Skills Employability The keynote speakers for this conference are: Richard Beggs, Ulster University Bart Rienties, Open University Register for this event on Eventbrite webs...