Less is more for curriculum reform

As Wales develops its new national curriculum, Gareth Evans warns that teachers will need room to innovate and we should not seek to overload those responsible for educating future generations…   It is often said that the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers. And it is little wonder, given…

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Don’t panic! International tests give cause for reflection

Gareth Evans calls for calm ahead of the publication of influential ‘PISA’ results…   Education in Wales will undergo its biggest test in a week’s time. The influential Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are published again on December 6 and the Welsh Government is said to be bracing itself for bad news. Conducted…

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New approach to maths a key part of the equation

Dr Sofya Lyakhova and Dr Howard Tanner consider the development of a National Network of Excellence for Mathematics…   The recent announcement (3.11.16.) by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams that a National Network of Excellence for Mathematics (NNEM) is to be created should be welcomed by parents, teachers and students in Wales. In these troubled economic…

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