Yr Athrofa hosts Education Secretary keynote

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams will deliver a keynote address as part of the Athrofa Seminar Series. Yr Athrofa, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Institute of Education, in partnership with the Welsh Government, will host Ms Williams at Yr Athrofa in Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech, on Monday, April 23 at 6pm. Ms Williams will discuss her education agenda and plan…

Changing feedback to benefit pupils and teachers

Verbal feedback using technology can decrease teacher workload and give pupils a more personalised feedback experience, according to a new report. Research undertaken by academics at Yr Athrofa found the versatility of verbal feedback using technology to be a particular strength, as it could be related to a pupils’ age and stage of development or…

A step forward for new national curriculum

A major research project informing a crucial aspect of Wales’ curriculum reform has presented its first findings. Developed in partnership by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the University of Glasgow, the CAMAU project seeks to develop a shared understanding of ‘progression’ in the context of Successful Futures. Professor Graham Donaldson’s wideranging…

Lessons from Wales shared with South African delegation

A leading international Education Minister was given an insight into innovative new models of teacher education during a visit to Yr Athrofa. Debbie Schafer, Provincial Minister of Education for the Western Cape Government, South Africa, led a delegation to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD’s) Institute of Education to learn more about its…

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams visits Yr Athrofa

University of Wales Trinity Saint David was delighted to welcome Education Secretary Kirsty Williams to the university’s Yr Athrofa to inspire the next generation of classroom teachers. The Cabinet Secretary met student-teachers at the university’s Townhill campus and took part in a live question and answer session with students, staff and school-based colleagues. She was…

New vision for initial teacher education in Wales

Yr Athrofa: Professional Learning Partnership has submitted three programmes of initial teacher education for accreditation with the Education Workforce Council (EWC). In doing so, the APLP has signaled its intention to be part of an exciting new ITE offer that takes into consideration a series of new education policies being rolled-out by the Welsh Government.…

Teachers hail impact of professional development courses

Teachers interested in motivational professional development are being encouraged to sign up for two exciting professional learning opportunities. The Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) and the Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) are practical and interactive courses committed to taking professional development in education to a higher level. Both programmes have a strong track record of success in…

Symposium sheds new light on Canadian education

One of the world’s leading education systems will be the focus of a special symposium in Cardiff this autumn. Yr Athrofa will present a unique insight into education in Ontario, Canada, at its ‘Tales from Toronto’ event on Thursday, September 28. Taking place at Tramshed Tech, near Cardiff Central Railway Station, the symposium will feature…