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POETs gather for final meeting


Thursday, 11 Feb 2016

An international research team investigating how children and their parents handle starting or changing school is meeting for the eighth and final time in Albury next week.

Hosted by Charles Sturt University’s education professors Bob Perry and Sue Docket, the Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET) group, with researchers from Australia, Iceland, New Zealand Scotland and Sweden, will share research, policy and practice about the transition to school for all involved. The group will be officially welcomed to Albury on Tuesday evening 16 February by Albury City at the MAMA regional art gallery in Dean St, Albury.

On Wednesday 17 February, winners will be announced in the POETry competition which reflects on the entrants’ own experiences in starting school. POETry has attracted entries from as far afield as Scotland and Iran and all entries will be published in the next edition of Studio, an Australian poetry and fiction literary journal, which will also be launched at the announcement.

The 30 researchers will have the chance to participate in the City2City Walk Run before moving to Canberra next week for a large international conference on transition in early education.

Media contact: Wes Ward, 0417 125 795

Media Note:

For interviews with CSU team leaders Professor Sue Dockett from CSU's School of Education and Professor Bob Perry from CSU's Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), contact CSU Media.

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