‘POET’ Symposium

Date / Time: 21 March, 2015; 9.30am-2.15pm
Venue: MSB1.01 and MSB1.05, University of Waikato, Hamilton

RSVP: Please RSVP by 11 March, 2015 notifying of any special dietary requirements: [email protected]

The Early Years Research Centre is hosting a symposium as part of a Marie Curie IRSES. You are invited to hear the local and international Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET) teams share research from their different countries and discuss implications for research, policy and practice.

There is no charge, but places are limited and you must register. Please RSVP by 11 March, 2015 notifying of any special dietary requirements: [email protected]

The Presenters

Australia: Charles Sturt University
What does 'continuity of learning' mean for practitioners and policy makers? Professor Bob Perry and Australian POET team.

New Zealand Team: The University of Waikato
Learning journeys from early childhood to school. Associate Professor Sally Peters & Vanessa Paki.
Ka rere ngā kuaka – From kōhanga to kura. Associate Professor Margie Hohepa , Tirau Anderson, Doris Olliver.
The house speaks: We speak back to the house" – Stories of and reflections on noho marae at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae. Cheri Waititi.
No longer a bridge too far? A collaborative approach to transition that weaves together two settings. Hazel Woodhouse.

Swedish Team: Mälardalen University
Collaboration in transitions: Young children with intellectual disabilities in Sweden. Dr Jenny Wilder & Dr Anne Lillvist.
School transitions - Rites of passage in school and life, a Swedish perspective. Professor Anders Garpelin.

Icelandic Team: University of Iceland
Continuity in children's learning: Icelandic policy and practice. Sara Margrét Ólafsdóttir & Kristín Karlsdóttir.

Scottish Team: University of Strathclyde
Scottish transitions stories: Children's early learning journeys: Policy, practice and research. Emeritus Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop

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