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Professional love: Emotional literacy in early years practice

Education and social care are built on strong working relationships and being responsive to one another’s needs. But life is about so much more than that. Here, university lecturer and doctoral student Paul Darby reflects on the power of professional love and its many manifestations… I have recently been talking to my early years students…

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Co-construction: creating relationships for learning across the Welsh education system

Ongoing changes to Wales’ education system are being made against the backdrop of collaboration and policy co-construction. In this insightful blog, Yvonne Roberts-Ablett reflects on her own involvement in the curriculum ‘Pioneer’ process and calls on others to join in the educational reform movement… ‘Co-construction’ is rapidly becoming a key phrase in education in Wales.…

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Developing practice through collaboration – recognising the crucial role of mentors in teacher education

In this blog, the first in a series looking at how student-teachers are supported through their journey to becoming a qualified teacher, Laurence Thomas reflects on the benefits of effective mentoring for all those involved… As student-teachers’ second placement approaches (Professional Teaching Experience, hereafter ‘PTE 2’), we celebrate the role of the mentor at this…

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