Month: December 2019

Global Citizens or Cosmopolitans?

Posted on 23 December 2019 by Kevin Smith

This post relates to a previous post inspired by Mr Mock at Risca Comprehensive School and his passion for the Welsh Dimension and International Perspective of the new curriculum for Wales. Successful Futures was published roughly around the time I was conducting research on the effectiveness of the Curriculum Cymreig and how pupils’ perceptions of
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Curriculum & Culture: How should we teach Welshness?

Posted on 16 December 2019 by Kevin Smith

Recently, I spoke at the “What’s Next? A discussion about the next steps in education in Wales?” event organised by Mrs Rebekah Bawler (@RCCS_MissBawler) and colleagues at Risca Comprehensive School (@RiscaCCS), along with Mr Norman from Willows High School (@WillowsMrNorman), Mr Barri Mock (@RCCS_MrMock) and Miss Coran Jones (@RCCS_MissCJones) from Risca Comprehensive and Dave Stacey
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Teaching as a ‘fling’ career

Posted on 8 December 2019 by Kevin Smith

“They’re turning teaching into a fling career.” — K. G., class discussion, 12 Feb., 2019 Last spring, in the Foundations of Schooling course I teach for pre-service teachers at my college, my students and I were discussing an article recounting the changing demographic of the US teaching force toward younger teachers with less experience. In
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