A new research article 'Learning strategies: a synthesis and conceptual model' by John Hattie and Gregory Donoghue was published online two days ago with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The link to the article will allow you to read it online, download a PDF copy or view an interactive PDF in ReadCube. The PDF version is below if you would prefer to download it from here.
"Don't be afraid to have dreams. Because four years ago, I was as far away from this as you can imagine and look what's happened! If you work hard enough...if you're not afraid to dream...and if you're not afraid to fail. Everybody fails. I've had more failures than I've had success. But I'm not afraid to fail." (Chris Coleman, 2016)
Whether you a sports fan or not, the Welsh football team demonstrated the importance of grounded values and the attitudes they produce. It was heartening to listen to ‘world-class superstar’ Gareth Bale talking with a complete lack of ego. In every interview, he emphasised that he was just one player in a team and that it was a team performance. Every time he also ensured that he acknowledged the commitment of the supporters and its effect on the team. These attitudes were echoed repeatedly by other individuals, players and coaching staff. There was a lot of talk about ‘we’ and ‘us’ as opposed to ‘I’ and ‘me’.
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The first phase of the 'Great Debate on Welsh Education' is almost over - there are only a few days left to make your contribution. Click here to find out more and submit your thoughts by 8th May.
If you are already familiar with the proposals in the 'Successful Futures' document (Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales by Professor Graham Donaldson, February 2015), this link will take you directly to the official survey.
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