Charles Sturt University
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POET: Pedagogies of Educational Transitions

POET is an international collaboration involvingPOET research team

The European partners have been funded (€224 000) under the Marie Curie IRSES scheme to travel to New Zealand and Australia over 4 years to undertake a coherent program of staff exchanges focused on the development of research skills and expertise around transition to school research. Reciprocal visits to the European countries also occur in each of these four years.

The final work package was held in Albury in February 2016. This work package aimed to look to the future for the POET members, as well as reflecting on the journey since the first work package in 2012.

During the final days of the work package, a Starting School Conference was held in Canberra, where the Australian team presented preliminary findings from one of their research projects, Continuity in curriculum and pedagogies as children start school. The four other POET counties also presented some of their contexts and research about starting school. The keynote presentation was by Professor Gestur Guðmundsson, from University of Iceland, entitled The Nordic Welfare System.

You can find copies of each of the conference presentations under the Starting School Conference heading below.

You can find more information about the Australian project (Continuity and change in curriculum and pedagogies as children start school) on our Current Projects page.