01. Research Theme

WISERD Research Themes

Civil society and participation: reactions to the European Parliament elections

Posted on 5 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Professor Howard Davis, WISERD Co-Director. The recent European Parliament elections grabbed the headlines across Europe as some remarkable results were announced. Protest is in the air, coming from all political directions. Voices of reaction have been most strident but we should not forget that the almost universally low turnout of voters also indicates a kind
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Project Update: Professor Sally Power

Posted on 8 April 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Professor Sally Power. WISERDEducation is a really exciting initiative which is designed to promote educational research in Wales. The core programme of research is funded by HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council of Wales) and is designed to increase the quantity and quality of educational research in Wales. We are now into our second year,
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Hopes and Dreams

Posted on 30 January 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Kimberley Horton. Welsh pupils should leave school as young adults prepared for living and working in Wales, or in other parts of the world. The WISERD Education project has given us the opportunity to ask pupils about their hopes and expectations for their futures, including, but not limited to, careers. These questions were varied
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Curriculum, Culture and Citizenship in Wales

Posted on 22 January 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

by Dr Kevin Smith. Recently, the Welsh government has committed to raising standards of literacy and numeracy amongst pupils in schools across Wales by developing the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF). The LNF was developed with the intention of enabling pupils to “develop excellent literacy and numeracy skills during their time in school.” Literacy
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