WISERD Education Project


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School allocations – an illusion of choice?

Posted on 2nd March 2017 by

Thousands of families across Wales will shortly be learning which primary and secondary schools their children will be attending in September. For many, this will be their local catchment school, however for a sizeable minority, the outcome will not be what they wanted. Many will find themselves without a place for their child or have
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Schooling and the Rights of Young People in Wales

Posted on 6th May 2016 by

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is intended to address the political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights of children everywhere in the world. In 1989, this Convention was widely adopted by governments worldwide in recognition of children’s rights and in making a political promise to acknowledge those rights in
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Democracy & Dragons: How do we Teach Citizenship Education in Continually Devolving Wales?

Posted on 1st September 2015 by

A recent review of the national curriculum for Wales has called for a radical reimagining of how curriculum is to be conceptualised, enacted and assessed (Welsh Government, 2015). Currently, citizenship education in Wales is philosophically framed by the Curriculum Cymreig, an initiative to develop a “Welsh ethos” in schools in Wales and delivered through the
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The “Ends” or the “Means”? What Lessons can Education Research teach Pedagogical Practice?

Posted on 28th July 2015 by

On July 6th, Cardiff University hosted the Welsh Baccalaureate Conference. This event was developed through a partnership between the Welsh Government, the WJEC and Cardiff University research staff. The aim of the conference was to engage secondary and further education teachers with some of the ins-and-outs of conducting research, with a particular focus given to
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Politically Engaged but Unrepresented? Attitudes to Politics Among the Voters of Tomorrow

Posted on 17th March 2015 by

With just 50 days until the UK general election the opinions of young people are becoming ever more important to politicians. However research suggests that young people are becoming increasingly disengaged from the political system, with many feeling that politicians are failing to discuss the issues which matter to them. Only 41% of those aged 18 to
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