The Transitions and Pedagogies RPA supports a research focus on pedagogy/ies at the time of educational transitions. It draws on a broad conceptualisation of pedagogy as the professional practice of educators, including but not limited to the building and nurturing of relationships, curriculum decision-making, teaching and learning. In addition, it regards pedagogy as influenced by cultural, political and social values as well as images of children and childhood which are, in turn, underpinned by a range of theoretical and practical bases.
The major aim of the Transitions and Pedagogies RPA is to provide contexts and promote synergies to enhance research quality and quantity and build strong research and researchers through.
The major focus areas of the Transitions and Pedagogy RPA are:
Research leader: Professor Sue Dockett