Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Welcome to the ETC2 website

The Educational Transitions: Continuity and Change Research Team (ETC2) includes a range of experienced, early career and doctoral scholars, along with key research assistants, all of whom have complementary and collaborative research agendas focused on educational transitions. The group Image of ETC2 Research Team posterbrings together a wide range of expertise and experience across research paradigms and approaches as well as across varied and diverse contexts. Through a wide range of national and international projects and publications, members of the group bring multiple, critical perspectives to research processes and outcomes.

The many and varied projects undertaken by members of the group  have contributed significantly to the strong reputation of the School of Education as a centre for research excellence in the field of educational transitions.

ETC2 is a genuine team where the contribution of all members is valued, recognised and respected. The success of the team is attributable to the collaboration of all members who work together in a highly effective and productive manner.

The collaborative focus extends to being an active member of a network of international universities, Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET), with researchers from Sweden, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand.

POETry for POET competition

Winning and commended entries have been published in a special Studio cover imageStarting School edition of Studio. 

As there were so many entries for our competition, a special edition of Studio has been published. Showcasing poems of all genres and from a wide range of perspectives about starting school, this series of poems can be used as a resource to prompt discussion about experiences or expectations of starting school.

The winning poem in the competition is:
'First day 1955' by Louise Nicholas

The highly commended poems are:
'Jerry-built' by Bill Cotter
'Too small' by Josephine Clarke

Please note that the copyright for these poems belongs to the authors. If you would like to use these poems in any way, please contact the author via email to Paul Grover

You can find the full poems on our POETry for POET webpage.

If you would like to obtain a copy of the special Starting School edition of Studio or would like to know more about the publication, please contact Paul Grover (editor) at

Starting School Conference: Canberra 2016

The project team recently presented some preliminary results from the Continuity and change in curriculum and pedagogies as children start school project at a conference held in Canberra on February 25. More information, including some of the presentations from the Australian and international researchers

Recent publications and projects

The ETC2 Research Team is proud to share their latest publication, Continuity of Learning: A resource to support effective transition to school and school aged care. This is available in both PDF and Word Accessible formats.

Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET)

The POET members meet formally twice a year, with each being hosted by one of the five groups. The last POET work package was held at Charles Sturt University, and focused on the theme Into the future. This work package was the final installment in the formal collaboration. More about the POET alliance.