Teachers across Wales are being invited to take part in a special one-off event to share knowledge and understanding of enterprise education.

Hosted by the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), the event – ‘Future-proofing education: The Entrepreneurial Imperative in Wales’ – will take place on Friday, July 14 from 9.30am-3pm at Townhill Campus, Swansea.

The event is designed for teachers at all levels to share resources, practical tools and the latest thinking about enterprise education.

In his seminal curriculum report ‘Successful Futures’, Professor Graham Donaldson puts forward his view that Welsh education needs to prepare our learners to be enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work.

With this in mind, the event will delve into the ‘What? When? Why? and How?’ we can develop our teaching to ensure that we work towards building a new curriculum for Wales which is fit for the 21st Century and beyond.

UWTSD’s enterprise manager Kathryn Penaluna said: “Professor Donaldson’s review of education describes cutting-edge thinking that not only challenges the way that current teaching and learning takes place, but also questions some underlying approaches that we take for granted.

“As UWTSD’s International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship has learned from working with many other countries on this agenda, we often have to step back and look at the bigger pictures before we can make progress.

“Looking at what currently exists and the reasons why we have to change helps us to become more motivated and to become more proactive about the ways we can future proof education.”“

Aimed at teachers from all subject disciplines, the day will consist of interactive workshops, presentations on the likely impact of the Donaldson curriculum, the new Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and the entrepreneurial experiences of a role model from the ‘Big Ideas Wales’ initiative.

The International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development runs alongside UWTSD’s Yr Athrofa – Institute of Education.

To secure your place at the event, email

  • This event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

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