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Politically Engaged but Unrepresented? Attitudes to Politics Among the Voters of Tomorrow

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Natalie Ross

With just 50 days until the UK general election the opinions of young people are becoming ever more important to politicians. However research suggests that young people are becoming increasingly disengaged from […]

WISERD New Starters – Part 1

Posted on 24 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

In the last few of months, we have welcomed several new members of staff to WISERD, to work on a variety of new and existing projects. This week we'll be focusing on two Cardiff […]

Is Education Wasted on the Young?

Posted on 19 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

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 […]

What I learnt at WISERD: A Farewell Blog from Dr Mirain Rhys

Posted on 17 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

Trying to remember back to my first day at WISERD is harder than I expected – probably because of the sheer variety of experiences I’ve had here from that day […]

The Foundation Phase Evaluation – an update.

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

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 […]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Posted on 4 August 2014 by Samuel Jones

By Kimberly Horton. In my last post, I wrote about what year 10 pupils were going to do post-year 11. Of course there are many other aspects of the future […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]