This is a valuable opportunity to hear a panel of experts and familiar faces discuss the early and medieval poetry of Aneirin, Talieisin and Dafydd ap Gwilym. The panel includes Professor Jerry Hunter, Dr Aled Llion Jones, and Professor Peredur Lynch, Bangor University. Specifically suitable for year 13 learners who are studying for their Unit 5 Welsh exam, but of wider interest as well. A session recorded in Pontio, Bangor, during May 2023, in collaboration between Bangor University's Department of Welsh and Pontio. Sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Session in Welsh. Looking for more resources? Watch our Ar-lên study sessions available here or here.
Discussion Panel: Yr Hengerdd a Dafydd ap Gwilym
Childcare Case Studies: Including Every Child
This resource has been prepared for learners studying for the Level 2 qualification Care, Play, Learning, and Child Development: Practice and Theory and Unit 001 Principles and Values of Care, Play, Learning and Child Development (ages 0-19). Some of the major principles behind Unit 001 are introduced through case studies, that is 4 stories of young children attending early childhood provision, such as nursery or a cylch meithrin. Here they are: Deio who is 3 years old and has epilepsy. Hanna who is 4 years old and has diabetes. Eshaal who is 3 years old and has allergies. Caio who is three and a half years old and has autism. The studies offer a view of the children through the lens of themes relevant to Deio, Hanna, Eshaal, and Caio – and to every child in fact. These themes – the big principles – are: Children's rights Inclusion Equality of opportunity The most important thing, of course, in any provision is to ensure that all children are safe, but children's conditions should not interfere with their right to have fun, to learn, to enjoy the company of other children, to adventure in the open air... These major principles are framed in legislation such as: the Children Act 1989 and 2004, the Equality Act 2010, the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. And there are policies and guidelines such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Welsh Government's Seven Core Aims. These will be a thread through the 4 case studies and they apply to Deio, Hanna, Eshaal, and Cai and yet, they are important to all children.
Discussion Panel: Branwen
This is a valuable opportunity to hear a panel of experts and familiar faces discuss Branwen, ferch Llŷr. During the session, there will be a discussion on various aspects of the story by experts on medieval prose. The panel includes Professor Jerry Hunter and Dr Aled Llion Jones, Bangor University, and Dr Rhiannon Ifans. Specifically suitable for year 13 learners who are studying for their Unit 5 Welsh exam, but of wider interest as well. A session recorded in Pontio, Bangor, during April 2023, in collaboration between Bangor University's Department of Welsh and Pontio. Sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Session in Welsh. Looking for more resources on Branwen? Watch our Ar-lên study sessions available here.
Evaluating the PERMA-profiler to identify and support pupil mental health a...
Evaluating the PERMA-profiler to identify and support pupil mental health and wellbeing in the transition to s...
Poor mental health and well-being is an unprecedented problem among children today. Seligman (2011) proposes that well-being and happiness should be supported through positive psychology approaches. The PERMA-profiler (Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishments/Achievements) (Butler and Kern 2015) requires individuals to self-assess levels of ‘flourishing’. This pilot project aimed to assess the value of the PERMA-profiler as a tool to identify the general mental health and well-being of year 7 pupils in three secondary schools. Following the first questionnaire, teachers were offered general class design strategies before pupils were reassessed at the end of the term. Results suggest the value of a self-assessment tool in identifying the overall levels of pupils’ mental health and well-being and also the early identification of individuals who may experience subsequent difficulties.
Beliefs about the intrinsic and relational value of the natural world: how ...
Beliefs about the intrinsic and relational value of the natural world: how do they relate to sustainable behav...
Public messages use a variety of methods to encourage sustainable behaviour (i.e. pro-environmental behaviour), including emphasizing the intrinsic value of nature (the value of nature beyond its usefulness to people) and the relational value of nature (the value of people’s relationship with nature). In this study, we present the results of a survey of adults in the United Kingdom (n = 499) who completed questionnaires that reflected the intrinsic value of nature (intrinsic value beliefs and biospheric values) and two that reflected the relational value of nature (connectedness to nature and empathy towards nature). The sample reported that they perform low-cost behaviour very often (e.g. taking short showers), consumption behaviour less often (e.g. buying a product with less packaging material), and committed behaviour very rarely (e.g. participating in conservation work). No variable predicted low-cost behaviours. Biospheric values and connectedness to nature were found to predict consumption behaviour. Only the relational value beliefs (connectedness and empathy) predicted committed behaviour. The results have implications for presenting environmental messages from the point of view of the intrinsic and relational value of nature. Recommendations are made for future work in this area.
Discussion Panel: Hedd Wyn
This is a valuable opportunity to hear a panel of experts and familiar faces discuss the award-winning film, Hedd Wyn, scripted by Alan Llwyd and directed by Paul Turner. During the session, there will be a discussion on various aspects of the film including the historical and industrial context, themes, the characters and the use of symbolism in the film. The importance of the film in Wales and internationally will also be discussed. The panel includes Dr Manon Wyn Williams and Professor Gerwyn Wiliams, Bangor University, actor Huw Garmon and Noami Jones, Head of Cultural Heritage at yr Ysgwrn. Specifically suitable for year 12 pupils who are studying the film for the AS Welsh (Unit 1) oral exam, but of wider interest as well. A session recorded in Pontio, Bangor, during March 2023, in collaboration between Bangor University's Department of Welsh and Pontio. Sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Session in Welsh. Looking for more resources on Hedd Wyn? Watch our Ar-lên study session available here.
Choose Lefel A Cymraeg: Campaign and resources
Choose Lefel A Cymraeg is a Welsh Government funded campaign that aims to encourage more young learners to study Welsh A-Level by providing promotional assets to raise awareness around the endless benefits the language has on your academic, cultural and working life. The campaign, launched by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Welsh Government, includes content that can be used by teachers and schools to engage learners, parents and carers in the Welsh language and A-Level course by: Highlighting that Welsh A-Level opens doors to a wealth of university pathways Emphasising the variety of careers and industries where Welsh is a highly-valued skill Giving an insight into the breadth and variety of the Welsh A-Level curriculum Showcasing Welsh A-Level as a modern, creative and relevant subject Inviting learners to join a thriving community of Welsh speakers that are passionate about their culture, heritage and the Welsh language Resources include: Visual content: instazines, profile cards, quotes, Q+A cards, search-it posts Videos Posters Social media assets (GIFs) School toolkit The resources can be used and shared digitally or in print, on social media or by incorporating them into presentations and prospectuses. All content is available bilingually for download via the Dropbox link below. For more information on the campaign or about Welsh as a subject, please contact Dr Ffion Eluned Owen, Welsh as a Subject Promotion Officer at the Coleg: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Poetry of the Nobility Series
This is a Welsh-language resource presenting standard editions of the poetry composed by Welsh poets between 1282 and the middle of the sixteenth century. This collection is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about Medieval Welsh poetry – University students and researchers, and also anyone who wants to learn more about the history of our bardic tradition, or about the history of some particular area long ago. If you want to learn more about one poet in particular, one could start by reading the Preamble to his work, before turning to the poems themselves. There is plenty of help in paraphrases and notes to help with the interpretation.
PAAC - Education
EDUCATION This book introduces the reader to a sociological analysis of education. These resources offer an overview of key sociological concepts in a field paying particular attention to leading theories. The work also offers examples of classic studies in the field of sociology of education, and also refers to education within the devolved Welsh context. The resource pack also includes fun cartoons, links to external resources, as well as occasional videos that help explain key concepts. DETAILS ABOUT THE PAAC ('Sociology Multimedia Resource Pack') SERIES: A package of multimedia resources to support the teaching of sociology through the medium of Welsh. These materials are aimed at pupils studying Sociology A Level in schools across Wales, and first year students studying the subject at university. The series contains resources on the following themes: RESEARCH METHODS INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY THE FAMILY EDUCATION SOCIAL INEQUALITY The e-books were developed by Dr Cynog Prys and Dr Rhian Hodges from Bangor University's School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences. These resources are only available through the medium of Welsh.
Short Story Resources: Pwy Fyth a Fyddai'n Fetel?
Resources to help study the short story 'Pwy Fyth a Fyddai'n Fetel?' by Mihangel Morgan (from the book Saith Pechod Marwol), which is one of the short stories on the Welsh Second Language AS/A Level specification (U2 Unit 6: The Use of Language and the Short Story). Resources include: Video animation of the short story (with and without subtitles) Video lecture and PowerPoint presentation by Professor Tudur Hallam discussing the story 'Pwy Fyth a Fyddai'n Fetel?' Video lecture and PowerPoint presentation by Professor Tudur Hallam talking about useful vocabulary and phrases to use when discussing the short story. Resources created by the Department of Welsh, Swansea University, with funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
Discussion Panel: Dod â Siwan yn Fyw
An opportunity to hear a panel of experts and familiar faces in the world of Welsh drama discussing the play Siwan by Saunders Lewis. The panel includes Dr Manon Wyn Williams, Bangor University, Dr Llio Mai, and actors Ffion Dafis and Dyfan Roberts. Specifically suitable for year 12 pupils who are studying Siwan for the AS Welsh (Unit 1) oral exam, but of wider interest as well. A session recorded in Pontio, Bangor, during March 2023, in collaboration between Bangor University's Department of Welsh and Pontio. Sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Session in Welsh. Looking for more resources on Siwan? Watch our Ar-lên study session available here.
Bilingualism for the workplace: Professional skills
The purpose of this resource is to help develop confidence to work bilingually. A series of tasks will introduce skills such as: drafting an e-mail preparing a CV giving a presentation in Welsh. This resource was developed by Pembrokeshire College.