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Sut ddylem ni addysgu Cymraeg mewn ysgolion?

Posted on 1 May 2020 by Dr Kevin Smith

Mae hwn yn "gofnod gwestai" arbennig gan fy ffrind da a chydweithiwr, Dr Mirain Rhys, darlithydd mewn Seicoleg ym Mhrifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd. Yn y cofnod hwn, mae'n trafod ymchwil y […]

How Should We Teach Welsh in School?

Posted on 1 May 2020 by Dr Kevin Smith

This is a special "guest post" from my good friend and colleague Dr Mirain Rhys, a lecturer in Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In this post, she discusses research she […]

Curriculum Theory & Theorising

Posted on 17 April 2020 by Dr Kevin Smith

Education in Wales is currently undergoing a remarkable period of reform, with one key element being the creation of a national curriculum framework. Educators from across Wales, many fatigued by […]

Global Citizens or Cosmopolitans?

Global Citizens or Cosmopolitans?

Posted on 23 December 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

This post relates to a previous post inspired by Mr Mock at Risca Comprehensive School and his passion for the Welsh Dimension and International Perspective of the new curriculum for […]

Curriculum & Culture: How should we teach Welshness?

Curriculum & Culture: How should we teach Welshness?

Posted on 16 December 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

Recently, I spoke at the “What’s Next? A discussion about the next steps in education in Wales?” event organised by Mrs Rebekah Bawler (@RCCS_MissBawler) and colleagues at Risca Comprehensive School […]

Teaching as a ‘fling’ career

Posted on 8 December 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

Teaching as a ‘Fling Career” Kevin M. Talbert, PhD Associate Professor, Education The College of Idaho "They're turning teaching into a fling career." -- K. G., class discussion, 12 Feb., […]

“Because 99% of the time the child is telling fibs. And you cannot know.”

Posted on 12 November 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

It’s that time again. The time when some semi-edutwitter-celebrity says something outrageous in an effort to maintain relevance and influence, irrespective of the potential consequences. In this day and age […]

How I lost my first job as a teacher

Posted on 16 October 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

Typically, these posts are 800 words or less. However, I've missed a post - so I'll make up for that with a double-post today. I hope you enjoy it. My […]

Teacher Demoralization

Posted on 23 September 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

As teachers are placed under greater levels of scrutiny and "accountability," there are less and less opportunities to discuss the values, beliefs and philosophical considerations of teaching that serve as the foundation for their practice and sense of purpose in their work.

Suicide Prevention and School

Suicide Prevention and School

Posted on 9 September 2019 by Dr Kevin Smith

Suicide and self-harm are a growing problem among young people. This post discusses research with pupils in Wales regarding their sense of happiness, self-esteem and sense of self, as well as the importance of addressing mental health and well-being in school curricula