02. Research Projects

Research projects (these may be better split up under themes?)

Is Education Wasted on the Young?

Posted on 19 February 2015 by Natalie Richards

The following discussion provided the basis of some opening remarks Professor Chris Taylor was invited to give at the launch of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, led by NIACE Cymru with support from the Welsh Government and Big Lottery Fund Wales, on 10th February 2015, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. This first event involved a panel
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The Foundation Phase Evaluation – an update.

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Natalie Richards

Since the publication in mid-January of the second report on educational outcomes using national administrative data was published, the Foundation Phase has been under considerable media scrutiny. Over the past three years WISERD has undertaken an independent evaluation for the Welsh Government of the Foundation Phase for three to seven year olds in Wales, and
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Bilingual education: Why it makes sense

Posted on 5 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Dr Kathryn Sharp. The Welsh Government, with their Welsh Language Scheme 2012-2017, (A Living Language: A Language for Living), aim to increase the use of Welsh in Wales. Though the Welsh Language Scheme aims to increase the use of Welsh in all domains, education plays a crucial role. The Welsh Government have strategic plans
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Project Update: Professor Sally Power

Posted on 8 April 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Professor Sally Power. WISERDEducation is a really exciting initiative which is designed to promote educational research in Wales. The core programme of research is funded by HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council of Wales) and is designed to increase the quantity and quality of educational research in Wales. We are now into our second year,
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Hopes and Dreams

Posted on 30 January 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Kimberley Horton. Welsh pupils should leave school as young adults prepared for living and working in Wales, or in other parts of the world. The WISERD Education project has given us the opportunity to ask pupils about their hopes and expectations for their futures, including, but not limited to, careers. These questions were varied
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Curriculum, Culture and Citizenship in Wales

Posted on 22 January 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

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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