Melting snowflakes for a new era in education

Preparing the next generation of classroom teachers is hugely important, but, argues Elaine Sharpling, over-protecting students and neglecting proper challenge can hamper their development. In this insightful blog, she offers an alternative to what has been dubbed the ‘snowflake generation’ and calls for a more pragmatic approach to teacher education…   As a teacher educator…

Black History Month in Wales

Black History Month was another roaring success this year, with celebratory events taking place across the country. But what is it all about? Dr Paul Hutchings and Katie Sullivan explain…   Black History Month (BHM for short) has been celebrated every October since 1987 in the United Kingdom, but many people are either unaware even…

Re-thinking the world around us

Future-proofing our education system for the demands of the 21st century is a significant task. But so too is it an opportunity. Here, Dr Jan Barnes champions creativity as a necessary skill in a modern Wales…   I think it is fair to say that the world as we know it is not only changing,…

A test for Welsh education

Wales is in the midst of radical education reform. Here, Nerys Defis reflects on recent pronouncements from two key players in our system’s development and questions the role of assessment as Wales’ exciting new curriculum develops…   Exams and tests are nothing new and, across the UK, the beginning of summer marks the beginning of…

Living La Dolce Vita

Sarah Stewart is taking part in a new collaborative project focussing on equity in education. Drawing on expertise from across Europe, it seeks to tackle some of the biggest obstacles to pupil success. Here, she explains her involvement in the project…   As Wales embarks on curriculum reform, the focus on the quality of children’s…