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…

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…

Welsh in Education and Life

As the Athrofa finishes preparations for its first research in education conference on ‘Languages, Literacy and Communication’, Mererid Hopwood revisits a report published 90 years ago: ‘Welsh in Education and Life’…   1927 It’s a significant year. This is the year the British Broadcasting Corporation was established under the leadership of Sir John Reith as…

Trilingual music project hits the right notes

A pilot project which uses music to encourage language learning is being rolled out across primary schools in South and West Wales. The trilingual music project, Listening to Language/ Cerdd Iaith, seeks to address the decline of language learning in Wales. Led by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, BBC National Orchestra of Wales,…