In collaboration with mXreality, and working with teams specialising in the subject from Cardiff and Vale College, the Welsh Government has developed an immersive, accessible and expansive 3D metaworld environment, comprising of five areas relating to different themes. They look forward to sharing their experiences, stories and anecdotes with you, and you are invited to engage in an immersive learning experience, which will enhance your understanding of the world. As you explore this world, you are asked to engage with the resources and reflect on their significance. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the cultures and traditions that make up part of our shared identity. The Metaworld consists of the following sections: Experiences The Metaworld of Experiences is situated on a street of representative semi-detached houses in Wales, with access to six houses (three on each side of the street). In each of the houses, you can learn more about the background and interests of the individuals who live there by watching the video playing on the TV and by clicking on some of the interactive items (identified by a three spot icon) in the living room. Immersive Studies The Immersive Studies Metaworld consists of a main lower level area and three upper level areas. The main area has a variety of items of geometrical interest because of their shapes and patterns, which show the connection between mathematics, science and nature. You can learn more about these items by clicking on them. A QR Code is also visible on a panel near some items, which can be scanned with your mobile phone's camera to view a 3D or Augmented Reality (AR) version of the item on your device. The higher level includes: Mathematics room – allows visitors to explore the importance and history of mathematical and geometrical numbers and shapes Hair and Beauty Room – allows visitors to familiarise themselves with the history and origins of hair and beauty Inventions Room – educates visitors about some significant inventions and early contributions to contemporary life World Timeline The World Timeline Metaworld consists of a main central area and four geographic regions, all of which you can access via a tunnel from the central area. Each tunnel displays information that presents the background, identity and image of a representative individual from that region. Each of the four regions (detailed below), comprises four time periods, allowing visitors to experience architecture, images, and representational information in relation to ancient times, medieval times, early modern times, and the world today. The four regions available in this Metaworld are: Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Northern Europe. As you move around the world timeline, in the central area and in each of the regions, interactive items you can click on link to videos that present useful additional information. QR Codes are also available in some of the regions, which can be scanned with your mobile phone's camera to view a 3D or Augmented Reality (AR) version of the item on your device. Curriculum This section allows you to engage with a wide range of carefully crafted topics in order to surmise that their plan will be anti-racist. The section consists of the following topics: Sociology Hair & Beauty Health and Social Care Black Feminism Politics Mathematics Film Studies African philosophy English for speakers of other languages Basic Education for Adults Additional Learning Needs Tutorial
Welsh Government Anti-Racist Virtual World
Sociology and Welsh Baccalaureate Research Skills Session
Research Skills Workshop for Sociology and the Welsh Baccalaureate for A and AS Level students. Presentations on primary and secondary data. Presentations by Dr Rhian Hodges, Bangor University (Primary Data) and Dr Siôn Llewelyn Jones, Cardiff University (Secondary Data).
One day conference: 'Peace and Health'
On March 31st, 2022, Academi Heddwch will be hosting a one-day (on-line) conference on the theme of Peace and Health. In partnership with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Aberystwyth University, the call for papers for this event has attracted contributions that explore peace and health through a variety of lenses. Throughout the day, panels will be discussing peace and health in the context of e.g.: urban planning language planning engineering water well-being marginalised groups creativity Keynote speakers: Professor Rowan Williams, Chair of Academi Heddwch Professor Colin McInnes, Aberystwyth University
Research Methodologies in the Arts and Humanities
The aims of these workshops is to: To introduce the main basics of Research Methods to postgraduate students with the following objectives: trace the history and origins of theories of research methodology; introduce the core concepts of research methods; offer various techniques of qualitative and quantitative research; key steps in creating a research plan. Content: These online workshops are split into three parts covering key research method concepts and key stages in creating a research plan. Part 1 - The purpose of social research: epistemology, ontology and empirical research; Part 2 - Research perspectives, strategies and questions Part 3 - Analyzing and interpreting data. Presenter: Dr Rhian Hodges Dr Rhian Hodges has been a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the School of History, Law and Social Sciences at Bangor University for over a decade. She teaches Welsh-medium modules in education, sociology, language planning, sociology of music and research methods and loves teaching a wide range of different subjects through the medium of Welsh. Her specialist area of research is language planning, and in particular new Welsh speakers, community use of the Welsh language, and Welsh-medium education as a means of revitalizing the Welsh language in Wales. Originally from Bargoed, the Rhymney Valley, she has been living in Bangor for some time now. She's used to traveling up and down the A470 to see family and friends of the valleys. These workshops will benefit postgraduate students who are planning their dissertations and theses as it offers an opportunity to consider the critical stages of the research process and how it relates to their own research.
Qualitative Research Skills
The aims of these workshops is to: Introduce different types of qualitative methods Outline what needs to be considered before, during and after qualitative research is undertaken. Consider the ethical issues associated with qualitative research Outline how to analyse and present qualitative data. Content: Workshop 1 explores the different types of qualitative methods and creative methods. Workshop 2 looks at what needs to be considered when trying to access our research participants and before conducting the research. Workshop 3 focuses on what needs to be considered during and after conducting our research and the ethical issues associated with qualitative research. Workshop 4 looks at how to analyse and present qualitative data. Presenter: Dr Siôn Llewelyn Jones Siôn is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. He has been developing Welsh-medium provision in the School and teaches on a number of modules, including research modules. Siôn has extensive experience of carrying out qualitative research. He has worked on a number of research projects for different organisations, such as the Children’s Commissioner of Wales, Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government. In 2017, he finished his PhD. For his doctoral research, Siôn explored the aspirations of young people attending a Welsh-medium and an English-medium school in the south Wales valleys. In these research projects, he was involved in their planning as well as interviewing participants and carrying out focus groups face to face, online and on the telephone
Cymdeithaseg: Astudio Cymru Gyfoes
These units focus on studying contemporary Wales. Several key themes within the social sciences are discussed, drawing on examples from Wales, thus providing a unique Welsh language resource for students. Each unit contains the following: abstract lecture in the form of video presentations multiple choice quiz seminar questions bibliography. Contributors to this theme: Dr Cynog Prys Dr Rhian Hodges Professor Rhys Jones Dr Siôn Llewelyn Jones Dr Rhys D. Jones Dr Gareth Evans-Jones. These resources have been created with support from the HEFCW Investment and Recovery Fund. The individual units listed below are also available as one resource here.
Social Sciences: A Sociological Theory
This resource introduces students to some of the main theorists and theoretical works within the theme of sociological theory. Each unit contains the following: abstract lecture in the form of short video presentations multiple choice quiz seminar questions bibliography. Contributors to this theme: Dr Cynog Prys Dr Rhian Hodges Professor Rhys Jones Emily Pemberton Dr Siôn Llewelyn Jones Dr Huw Williams. These resources have been created with support from the HEFCW Investment and Recovery Fund. The individual units listed below are also available as one resource here.
Working with Children and Young People Conference (16 Feb 2022)
Free online conference on possible career options for those wishing to work with children or young people (not including teaching). The conference was held on Wednesday 16 February 2022 through the medium of Welsh with no simultaneous translation. 1.00: Keynote Speaker – Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive of Mudiad Meithrin 2.00: Employability Panel – The Urdd (Aled Pickard), Academy Arts Performing School and actress (Jalisa Andrews), GISDA (Siân Elen Tomos), Play Wales (Matthew Jenkins) 2.50: BREAK 3.00: Enterprise – a talk with Gwenllian Stephens who set up Cwtch Nursery in Carmarthenshire 3.30: Further Qualification Panel – learn about pursuing other courses after leaving college; speech therapy (Catrin Phillips), probation (Eirian Evans), social work (Gwenan Prysor, Bangor University) and university research (Cadi Siôn, Bangor University) 4.15: Open discussion 4.30: Finish Recordings of the individual sessions can be veiwed below:
PAAC - Sociology Multimedia Resources Pack
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.
Yr Ewyllys i Barhau – J. R. Jones
Araith a draddodwyd gan yr athronydd J. R. Jones yn Eisteddfod y Barri 1968 yn trafod y Cymry Cymraeg fel pobl a'u hawydd i oroesi.
Y Meddwl Modern: Lenin – W. J. Rees
Lenin oedd y gwleidydd cyntaf mewn unrhyw wlad i greu chwyldro ar sail egwyddorion Karl Marx. Ai llwyddiant ai methiant fu'r hyn a gyflawnodd ef rhwng 1917 a'i farw ym 1924? Cyn y gellir gosod llinyn mesur ar yr hyn a wnaeth, y mae angen deall yr amgylchiadau y digwyddodd y Chwyldro Comiwnyddol ynddynt, amgylchiadau a oedd yn bur wahanol i'r rhai lle disgwyliasai Marx weld gweithredu ei syniadau. Disgrifir yn y gyfrol hon gyflwr pethau yn Rwsia cyn y Chwyldro, gan amlinellu'n gryno ddatblygiad y gymdeithas a'i sefydliadau. Eir ymlaen i roi braslun o yrfa gyffrous Lenin ac olrheinir rhediad ei syniadau wrth iddo ymlafnio i droi dadansoddiad Marx yn rhaglen o weithredu ymarferol.
Y Meddwl Modern: Wittgenstein – Walford Gealy
Cyfrifir Ludwig Wittgenstein gan lawer yn athrylith hynotaf yr ugeinfed ganrif mewn athroniaeth. Y mae hefyd yn unigryw yn ei faes gan iddo greu nid un athroniaeth ond dwy, y ddwy yn wreiddiol, dylanwadol a gwrthgyferbyniol. Ceisir yn y gyfrol hon esbonio mewn iaith seml ei ddau safbwynt sydd i'w gweld yn Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus ac yn yr Ymchwiliadau Athronyddol.