Press Releases 2014-2015

Foundation Phase Teachers Praise UWTSD Training

29.08.2014

Athrawon cyswllt y Cyfnod Sylfaen yn ymuno â staff academaidd PCYDDS ar gampws y Brifysgol yng NghaerfyrddinThe School of Early Childhood at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) recently hosted a training event with six of the link teachers responsible for the settings of the Foundation Phase in the Conwy Local Authority area.

Over two days at the University’s Carmarthen campus the six advisors had an opportunity to explore creativity, block play, bilingualism and education for sustainable development and global citizenship. Participants were given hands-on experiences of how to support young children’s development and learning within these areas as well as the theoretical backdrop and literature to develop practice.

The training event provided opportunities for staff from the School of Early Childhood and training participants to find out about education developments in different parts of Wales, as well as to share good practice. There were also opportunities for the participants to view new and innovative Welsh-medium and bilingual resources developed by the publisher Canolfan Peniarth, which is based at UWTSD.

The participating teachers are involved in the Foundation Phase, a flagship Welsh Government education policy through which pupils between the ages of three and seven learn through play, encouraging them to find different problem-solving techniques.

Dr Glenda Tinney, a senior lecturer at UWTSD, said: “The training event was deemed a success by the participants. Within their feedback they spoke of how they enjoyed the training and the opportunity to discuss educational developments in the different counties.

“The School of Early Childhood is looking forward to hosting similar events in the future. We would encourage anybody who is interested in finding out more about our training and INSET events to get in touch.”

For more information please email g.tinney@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk or call 01267 676605.

Note to Editor

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.
  2. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

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