The Welsh context: Outlining possibilities of the new welsh curriculum framework
Date & time: Thursday 18th March, 4:00pm-5:30pm
This is the second session in a short series of seminars exploring PE curriculum developments in Scotland and Wales. This session places a focus on the curriculum developments happening within the Welsh education system and the possibilities these present for educators and learners alike. Whilst comparatively early on in the enactment of the new curriculum, there is emerging some experiences from educators that emphasise the possibilities the new curriculum presents. Furthermore, such experiences also offer insight into the different positions that educators are beginning to adopt in the translation and enactment of the messages within the curriculum. These experiences offer valuable insight into the ongoing need for professional learning within the sector, now and in the future.
Similar to the Scottish focused event, the webinar will be comprised of a series of small conversations followed by the opportunity for discussion and reflection. Drawing upon some emerging findings from ongoing research activities, Dr David Aldous & Dr Anna Bryant (Cardiff Metropolitan University) will present the key structures of the new Curriculum for Wales and consider some of the implications of these for the emergence of new ways of thinking and practicing Physical Health Education .
This will then be followed by a conversation with two educators who have been actively engaged with the translation of the new curriculum in both the primary and secondary sectors.
Firstly, Rhian Milton, Cadoxton Primary School will share her experiences of enacting messages of their new curriculum within a primary school context.
Secondly, Daniel Newberry, Tonyrefail Community School, will reflect on some of the considerations that he and colleagues have made in the construction of their curriculum and the possibilities this has presented for educators and learners alike.
There will be time to reflect on both experiences and generate questions that will lead to a purposeful dialogue on the future possibilities of the new curriculum in Wales.
*The recording of this event can be viewed below: