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A pedagogical reflection on the coddling of white ignorance

Posted on 4 February 2021 by Kevin Smith

This is another 'guest post' from Dr Kevin Talbert, an Associate Professor in Education at The College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID, USA. In this post, Kevin writes about his […]

“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 […]

Creating Anti-racist Curricula

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.

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. […]

Sut ddylem ni addysgu Cymraeg mewn ysgolion?

Posted on 1 May 2020 by 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 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 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 […]

Curriculum & Culture: How should we teach Welshness?

Curriculum & Culture: How should we teach Welshness?

Posted on 16 December 2019 by 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 […]

Does Philosophy have a role in the New Curriculum for Wales?

Posted on 19 August 2019 by Kevin Smith

Should young people study philosophy, or use philosophical practices as part of their schooling experience? This post discusses research with teachers in Wales about their perceptions of philosophy and its potential use in school curricula.

Aphorisms & Axioms: Finding Purpose in Teaching.

Aphorisms & Axioms: Finding Purpose in Teaching.

Posted on 8 July 2019 by Kevin Smith

What do we mean when we say we want to help young people "achieve their full potential?" Often it seems this phrase is used when we as educators can't articulate our purposes, aims and priorities. To empower our pedagogy, perhaps we should focus less on achieving "potential" and more on specific, achievable aims for us and our learners.