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Schooling and the Rights of Young People in Wales

Schooling and the Rights of Young People in Wales

Posted on 6 May 2016 by WISERD

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is intended to address the political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights of children everywhere in the world. In […]

Making the Case for the Social Sciences in Wales Launch Event – In Pictures

Posted on 26 November 2015 by Natalie Ross

Wednesday 25th November saw the launch of 'Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Wales' at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff. “Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Wales” is […]

Refugees, Rest and Routines: WISERD Education at ECER and BERA

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Natalie Ross

In early September, the WISERD Education research team joined many other academics in the annual before-term ritual: to leave the warm confines of the university and stretch their legs at […]

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

Posted on 13 October 2015 by Natalie Ross

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 […]

Democracy & Dragons: How do we Teach Citizenship Education in Continually Devolving Wales?

Posted on 1 September 2015 by Natalie Ross

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 […]

Framing the Geographies of Higher Education Participation: Schools, Place and National Identity

Posted on 5 August 2015 by Natalie Ross

How young people make choices about university, where and what to study has been a question asked by many social researchers, policy-makers and practitioners alike. Research has shown that when […]

The “Ends” or the “Means”? What Lessons can Education Research teach Pedagogical Practice?

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Natalie Ross

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 […]

The Future of Welsh Education – An Inspectorate Perspective

Posted on 15 July 2015 by Natalie Ross

At the WISERD conference I talked about what people expect from an inspectorate of education and training in Wales and I outlined the methods that inspectors use to come to […]

WISERD Toasts Another Successful Annual Conference

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Natalie Ross

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 […]

Giving, saving, spending: What would Welsh children do with £1 million?

Posted on 24 March 2015 by Natalie Ross

WISERD Education has been exploring children’s responses to a single question: ‘If someone gave you £1 million today, what would you do with it?’ Although such an exploration might seem […]