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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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Online learning – why aren’t students engaging?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our education system has been profound and we’re all adapting to new ways of working. Here, Linda Kelly explores the extent to which college students have engaged in online learning…. My current intake of students were mostly born after the year 2000. They are the digital generation. They…

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Athrofa and partner schools thinking global ahead of international conference

A collaborative research project involving the Athrofa: Centre for Education and partner schools is helping to develop understanding of global competency and citizenship across Europe. Think Global, an Erasmus project designed to foster global competence in schools, brings together seven organisations, including schools, local authorities and universities, from Catalonia, Belgium, and Wales. The aim is…

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