Wales




Flexible Pre-School Education Pilots – Separating the Impactful from the Impractical

Posted on 13 October 2015 by Natalie Richards

Children in Wales are required to begin school at age 5. Although parents have no legal obligation to put their children into forms of education before this age, it is widely accepted that pre-school education has a positive impact on children’s cognitive and social development. Pre-school education is therefore universally popular and local authorities in
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Democracy & Dragons: How do we Teach Citizenship Education in Continually Devolving Wales?

Posted on 1 September 2015 by Natalie Richards

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 28 July 2015 by Natalie Richards

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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WISERD Toasts Another Successful Annual Conference

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Natalie Richards

Last week the 6th Annual Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Conference took place at Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium. The WISERD Conference is the largest of its kind in Wales, and brings together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate a range of topical themes such as
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Wylfa Workforce Redundancies: “Mind the Gap”

Posted on 17 June 2015 by Natalie Richards

On May 21st 2015 Magnox announced that 1600 jobs would be lost across its 12 UK nuclear sites. This news came as no great surprise to the workforce at Wylfa on Anglesey, which has been facing decommission for the last few years. The timeline for the final decommission of the plant has stretched considerably, originally anticipated in
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