Just Published – 5th edition of Transformations student e-journal

Welcome to this 5th edition of Transformations, the student e-journal of The International Education Studies Association.

Last year, I took over from the journal’s previous editor Sarah Evans who led three editions between 2018 and 2021. We are grateful to Sarah for the work that she undertook in their time as editor, and to Elodie Wakerley who was the guest editor for the last edition produced during the Covid-19 pandemic. I am excited to continue the work of these previous editors. In creating this edition, I would like to thank our panel of reviewers and the authors who continue to choose Transformations as an outlet for sharing their work.

This issue includes three high-quality original articles, ranging from the topics of learning spaces in post-compulsory education from the perspectives of students and the use of creative learning methods in schools in STEM subjects using the views of primary teachers. The third paper is an international comparative study of children’s risk-taking in outdoor provision between England and Denmark drawing on the views of parents, early years practitioners and undergraduate students. Each paper has been subject to the peer review process which has meant that we have three high quality papers reporting on undergraduate and master’s level work.

Thanks go to the three authors involved in this issue, who have contributed their time and been responsive to the peer review process which has enabled the creation of this issue. I am very grateful to members of the executive who have given their time to support its compilation. I look forward to publishing the next issue of Transformations later in 2024 and would like to encourage any newer researchers to consider submitting their work to Transformations, to enable them to share their perspectives and research findings. As Editor, I have worked alongside and supported the three authors in this issue to enable those emerging in the Education field and new to publishing the opportunity to share their work. It is my wish to lead this journal as one which continues to be welcoming and encouraging of newer researchers, to enable them to join the community of published scholars who are exploring the issues and tensions that we face in the field of Education Studies.

Best wishes,

Julia Everitt (Editor)

transformations@educationstudies.org.uk – please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss submitting an article to Transformations.  

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