Wales Education Commission – Fourth report to the education community

The need to ensure a more consistent approach to professional learning of the education workforce has been highlighted in a new report by a guiding coalition of international experts. In its fourth report to the education community, the Wales Education Commission noted the wide variation in teachers’ development opportunities that exists across Wales. The Commission, which brings together…

Ymweliad astudio’n rhoi addysg Cymru ar fap y byd

Bu academyddion o’r Drindod Dewi Sant ar ymweliad ag Awstralia i ddysgu gan gydweithwyr a rhannu datblygiadau’n ymwneud â thaith diwygio addysg Cymru. Derbyniwyd papur gan staff o’r Athrofa Addysg a’r Dyniaethau yng nghynhadledd flynyddol Cymdeithas Ymchwil mewn Addysg Awstralia (AARE) – sy’n dod ag arbenigwyr addysg at ei gilydd o bob cwr o’r byd.…

Wales Education Commission – Third report to the education community

Raising the profile of teaching has been highlighted as crucial to supporting recruitment and retention in Wales, in a new report by a guiding coalition of international experts. In its third report to the education community, the Wales Education Commission considered making teaching more attractive to graduates and school leavers essential. The Commission, which brings together educational thinkers…

International conference gives linguists chance to share expertise

A major conference focusing on a cornerstone of Wales’ new national curriculum attracted more than 100 delegates from across Europe. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Yr Athrofa – Institute of Education – hosted a special Languages, Literacy and Communication Conference at its Carmarthen Campus on April 6-7. Yr Athrofa’s inaugural Research in Education…

Teacher perceptions impacting on ICT lessons

Teachers in Wales have contrasting perceptions of information communications technology (ICT) which impact on the way the subject is taught in schools, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Cardiff Metropolitan University undertook teacher case studies in three different schools to unearth variation in both the perception…

Teacher perceptions impacting on ICT lessons

Teachers in Wales have contrasting perceptions of information communications technology (ICT) which impact on the way the subject is taught in schools, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Cardiff Metropolitan University undertook teacher case studies in three different schools to unearth variation in both the perception…

Wales Education Commission – Second report to the education community

The importance of leadership in driving forward educational change in Wales has been highlighted in a new report by a guiding coalition of international experts. In its second report to the education community, the Wales Education Commission considered the quest for effective system leadership at all levels within Wales’ education system to be “of paramount importance”.…

Curriculum doyen inspires next generation of teachers

One of the leading figures in Welsh education was invited to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to inspire the next generation of teachers. Education expert and author of the Welsh Government’s ‘Successful Futures’ report, Professor Graham Donaldson, gave the keynote address at UWTSD’s annual ‘Aiming for Excellence’ conference about his proposals for a…

Minister champions collaboration as key to success

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomed Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language Alun Davies to its Carmarthen Campus to discuss the opportunities afforded by collaboration between the Welsh Government and the higher education sector. It was agreed that by working together, the Welsh Government and the university could ensure the best possible…

Cabinet Secretary welcomes new Wales Education Commission report

A leading coalition of experts have put forward their proposals for how best to improve Wales’ education system. In its inaugural report to the sector, the Wales Education Commission urged ministers to consider the “practical structures” required to support school improvement and recommended the development of a “guiding framework” to underpin national objectives. The Commission,…