Dr Kevin Smith



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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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Curriculum, Culture and Citizenship in Wales

Posted on 22nd January 2014 by

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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