Child neglect, wellbeing and resilience: adopting arts-based practices

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Neglect is one of the most damaging childhood experiences and is associated with some of the poorest behavioural, emotional and cognitive outcomes. Children affected by neglect may not be able to trust other adults and may not know how to voice their views. One method thought to work with children and young people in other contexts is critical arts based approach, including visual arts, drama, dance, and music. We considered it crucial to explore whether arts-based practices can work in the context of neglect where other methods have not proven to work.  To do this, WithScotland, the Un...

Book launch explores the educational and life challenges of international students


A new book, co-edited by a University of Dundee academic, explores the educational and life challenges that international students face and sets out practical ways to help them prosper in their new surroundings. ‘Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education’, will be officially launched at the University’s Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Tuesday, 26th April. Edited and written by Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, of the Centre for Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) at Dundee, and The Open University’s Dr Bart Rienties, the...

TCELT Seminar - Hiroki Yoneda


‌Date/Venue: 10th March 2016, Carnelley Building Room 2.35, University of Dundee, 3:30pm-4:30pm  RSVP: To reserve a place please contact Special Needs Education and Curriculum modifications for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in JAPAN - a talk by Hiroki Yoneda, Ph. D. in Disability Sciences, Associate Prof. Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba In Japan, partial amendments to the School Education Law and related regulations went into effect on April 1, 2007. It transformed the Japanese special education for chil...

From Brazil to Dundee...Arts for Transformative Change

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‌Date/Venue: Monday 22nd February 10am-12pm. Room 2S13, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee RSVP: To reserve a place please contact Victoria Jupp Kina: Abstract The Centre for Transformative Change (TCELT) at the University of Dundee is privileged to welcome six Art Activists from São Paulo, Brazil, to share their experiences of art activism in a networking and exchange seminar. The group bring with them a truly incredible wealth of experience of grassroots activism, using art forms ranging from music, dance, drama, graffiti a...

Research Seminar Series: Educational Transitions - Transition from Preschool to First Grade Primary School in Mexico: The Perceptions of Teachers, Headteachers and Parents


Presenter: Dr. Angel Urbina Garcia (Lecturer in Psychology, University of Liverpool) Date/Venue: 1st February, Room C2.35, Carnelley Building, University of Dundee (Reception on the ground floor of the Old Medical School Building)  RSVP: If you would like to attend, please contact us at Abstract Transition from preschool to first grade primary school has been an important topic for worldwide researchers concerned about the promotion of an adequate adaptation process for children entering primary school. Studies have highlighted the importance of this process for children’s aca...

Lifespan Transitions and Inclusion


Professor Divya Jindal-Snape’s research focuses on enhancing the social and psychological well-being of individuals. This includes two strands; lifespan transitions and inclusion. All of us go through transitions, such as starting school, moving house, starting a new job. Most people find transitions to be fulfilling and are able to deal with them without any problems. However, some transitions such as bereavement or hospitalisation can be difficult to deal with. Even transitions, such as educational transitions, which are usually positive, implying moving up and progression, can be stressful and tra...

Crossing Countries Seminar


DISABILITY AND INCLUSION:VOLUNTEERING IN SOUTH AFRICA Monday 7 December 2015 12.30-1.30pm, Room 1G06, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Bring your lunch and join us for a TCELT and SDHI lunchtime seminar.  Jean Cathro, thefounder of Crossing Countries, returns to the University of Dundee to give a presentation on her recently established social enterprise. Crossing Countries provides a unique, individualised opportunity for disabled and non-disabled people to volunteer abroad together.  Crossing Countries’ tag line ‘ChallengingB...

The anatomy of adolescents’ emotional engagement in school work


Ulmanen Sanna, Doctoral Student, University of Tampere, Finland, Tuesday, 8th December 2015, 16.30-18.00, Carnelley C2.35. Interrelations between principals’ risk of burnout profiles and proactive self-regulation strategies Tikkanen Lotta, Doctoral Student, University of Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday, 8th December 2015, 16.30-18.00, Carnelley C2.35.  ...