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“Knowledge Rich” or “Content Rich” Curricula?

Posted on 18 December 2020 by Kevin Smith

Sometimes, when talking about knowledge and curriculum, people will ask my thoughts about the term “knowledge rich.” My response usually starts out with a statement saying “First off, I’m not opposed to knowledge,” and then from there, well – things get complicated. I have some objections to the use of “knowledge rich.” Here are a
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Education, Educational Research

Combatting our Climate Crisis: Education and Environmental Justice

Posted on 28 October 2020 by Kevin Smith

A Special Issue of the SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Guest Editor: Kevin Smith, Cardiff University The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice is interested in research studies which include conceptual, theoretical, philosophical and policy analysis essays challenging the existing state of affairs in society, schools and (in)formal education.   For the past
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Education, Personal Reflection

Creating Anti-racist Curricula

Posted on 3 June 2020 by Kevin Smith

Creating anti-racist curricula. The difference between “not being racist” and being “anti-racist,” and resources to create anti-racist curricula.
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Education, Educational Research

Perceptions & Purpose: Pupils’ perceptions of learning and using Welsh

Posted on 12 May 2020 by Kevin Smith

In a previous post, Dr Mirain Rhys presented findings from research inspired by results from the WISERDEducation multicohort study, a project involving nearly 1,500 pupils in 29 schools across Wales. The data for that study were collected through self-completion surveys provided to pupils (and in later sweeps, teachers and parents), and covered a range of
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