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Netherlands educators explore the Welsh Approach to curriculum reform

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Dutch visitors.jpgAs we pick up the pace on our education reform journey, the eyes of the international education community are upon us.  Other countries are already keen to learn from Wales.

As they prepare to embark on their own curriculum reform, a delegation from the Ministry of Education in the Netherlands visited during the summer term, to enquire about how Welsh Government is preparing schools to implement the new curriculum.  The team were keen to explore the differences to the current system and the effect on educational practitioners and their professional learning. Read more

Sharing, engaging, involving: stakeholders and the new curriculum

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Thankfully, a lot of people care about education in Wales. It’s a national passion.

Engagement - business 2Whilst that’s a wonderful thing it creates a challenge for the core teams involved in the new curriculum; the teachers, officials, Estyn, external experts, Qualifications Wales…

That challenge is to engage and involve people and groups who have an influence on, or are affected by our education changes. It has been resolved through a host of activities that connect everyone with developments.

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Bible’s translator helps pupils explore the Humanities AoLE

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At Esgob Morgan Church in Wales School we have used the life of Bishop William Morgan, who translated the Bible into Welsh from Greek and Hebrew in the 16th Century, to develop the skills of enquiry and explore the breadth of the Humanities AoLE.

William Morgan 3We want to share what we have done to show how this gave us an insight into the What Matters, and created a richness of learning.

 In Humanities we looked at all the What Matters from progression steps 1 to 3.

We began with What Matters Statement 1: Developing an enquiring mind enables learners to explore and investigate the world, past, present and future, for themselves. Pupils investigated our locality, created questions and did primary research.

Our Big Question 1: Who was William Morgan and what was his legacy to Wales?

Year 5 used their enquiry skills to research the life and legacy of Bishop William Morgan.  Pupils had some prior knowledge which supported them in forming questions.

Pupils used their questions to compile letters to Cambridge University, St Asaph Cathedral, Local Records Office, The Bible Society, St Fagan’s Museum and the National Trust.

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