Digital natives or social outcasts?

Advancements in technology are changing the world as we know it. But at what cost? Carys Jennings investigates…   Children are now bombarded from infancy with a diet of fast moving sounds and images produced by gadgets. In restaurants, shopping centres, cafes and homes our youngest are being pacified with digital dummies – (a term…

Life outside the classroom

A recent survey of school staff shone a light on the many challenges facing the Welsh education workforce. In a fascinating blog post, Nerys Defis explains the everyday reality for teachers in Wales and opens up on why she swapped the classroom for university…   For almost 20 years I spent my professional life as a…

The art of Welsh and education

Inspired by a recent conference, Mererid Hopwood considers the lessons we can learn from our forefathers when teaching language…   By now, delegates have returned home from the Athrofa’s first ‘Research in Education’ conference, having given the great cauldron of Languages, Literacy and Communication a good stir. It was almost inevitable that one of the key…

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…