Planning and implementing successful transition to school practices is a critical part of quality early education.
Traditional approaches to school transition typically focus on the ‘demystification’ process. However, effective transition also depends on developing strong, flexible and responsive relationships and establishing clear learning continuities across educational contexts.
Note: A recording will be provided for those who are unable to attend on the day.
Presented by Associate Professor Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, this session will give educators the opportunity to:
- Reflect on their practices and consider how these align to best practice and current research.
- Understand how the development of strong, flexible and responsive relationships between all stakeholders is integral to successful transitions for children.
- Consider how to start embedding strategies to support successful transitions into their practice.
Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett is the Academic Director of the Early Years at the University of Wollongong. Her current research projects focus on quality early childhood education and care environments, integrated service delivery, and enhancing access to early childhood education and health services.
A recording will be provided for those who are unable to attend on the day.
National Quality Standard Areas
Area 1 – Educational Program Practice
Area 5 – Relationships with children
Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities