Special One-Day Conference on Students’ Transitions from Second Level to Third Level and from Primary School to Second Level Education.
Date: Friday, 23rd September 2016.
Location: Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick.
Venue: Room G10 (Ground Floor), Foundation Building.
This month over 50,000 students will take a very significant step in the transition from second-level to third-level education, with a similar number progressing from primary to post-primary education. These transitions are among the most important milestones in the lives of children and young people, and it is important that they be enabled and empowered to get the most out of the move from one education setting to another. Many of the conversations about such transitions to date have focused on curricular aspects, and have highlighted the need for a holistic approach that is student-centred. This conference builds on work done by the DES, educators and academic experts, among others, and focuses on the student as a person with unique needs and tremendous potential. The conference specifically incorporates the voices and experiences of students and parents. The conference is open to all, and will be of particular interest to students, parents, teachers, school managers, professional bodies and researchers. It is anticipated that the conference deliberations and recommendations will be published and presented to policy-makers.
Programme of events: Transitions in Education Conference Brochure