Dr. Maeve O’Brien, Head of School of Human Development and Dr. Paul Downes, Director, Educational Disadvantage Centre DCU and member of the School of Human Development, gave invited presentations on transition at the CIDREE (Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research in Education in Europe), expert meeting organised by the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) in Dublin Castle, May 12, 2017.
Dr. O’Brien’s presentation was entitled Facing the Challenges of Inequality and Social Disadvantage at Transfer. Dr. Downes’ presentation was Addressing Common Misconceptions about Transitions: Towards a Differentiated Systemic Approach Dr. Mary O’Kane, DIT, also gave a presentation on transitions from early years settings to primary school.
Each invited speaker set out a key question for consideration in detail by participants in the subsequent session.
15th May, 2017