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…

Smiley faces and thumbs-up: Teacher Education’s response to the work of PGCE student reps in the pandemic

Before the moment is lost, staff and student-teachers from the Athrofa: Centre for Teacher Education capture a positive development in practice… Imagine being a student-teacher in a global pandemic.  Whatever was expected about life on an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme has well and truly been re-imagined and re-invented – sometimes with very little notice…

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Logging in to lockdown teaching

Following the Welsh Government’s decision to re-open Wales’ schools on June 29th, Nerys Defis considers some of the challenges of remote learning and its impact on schools, teachers, pupils and parents… For some, the re-opening of schools in Wales at the end of June signals a return to some normality, following disruption caused by the…