Current Socpie Citings
Aran Jones - S.S.I.W. - playing being a teacher and researcher. Reporting Howard to the police for harassing him for professionally criticising his methods. He is a quack. Read.
Dafydd ap Iestyn - S.S.I.W. - playing being a teacher and researcher. He also reported Howard to the police for harassing him.
Welsh Language LearningThere is the active political marketing campaign that a million Welsh speakers should be created by the year 2050. What is lamentably lacking from your the campaign is how. There's a huge difference between learners attempting to learn Welsh and those making significant levels of attainment.
The Donaldson School Curriculum Report
Professor Dylan Wiliam, who lectures on education across the world, has explicitly claimed that the evidence is that all educational initiatives have failed to raise standards in schools. This has been illustrated in the fact that the Blair literacy and numeracy hour initiative, which every teacher in the United Kingdom would have agreed was a worthwhile initiative, did not translate into tangible improvement in in-school standards.
The problem with the Donaldson Curriculum is that it was conceived in 2002. It is based on the "Curriculum for Excellence" that was implemented in Scotland, there is no clear and explicit evidence that it has not improve standards. The Donaldson was completed in 2015. It is now 2022.
Professor David Reynolds and Daniel Mujs aspiration that teaching should resemble medicine is beginning to materialise. The problem with all educational research is that the learning potential of children is not equal and that so many variables influence children's attainment in schools. There is growing ever-increasing cognitive base that is providing a more secure indication of the learning issues.
On the evidence is that the report has been updated because of poor recent developments. Howard's pdf version of his book on the Donaldson report is with his professional association currently. It should be available on Google on demand shortly.
The Role of Welsh Language in English Medium Schools
The appears to be a lamentable lack of qualified research into Welsh language learning in schools and Welsh medium education, which is reflected by the fact that Profesor Sioned Davies, who informed on the Donald Curriculumstrictly speaking it required had no legal teaching qualifications. It needed a leading educationalist who could understand the whole curriculum to inform upon it. And how it is that person.
There is now no evidence that increasing the time that children devote to learning Welsh in English medium schools is going to significantly improve their Welsh Lounge capability or contribute to saving Welsh language. Teaching is a legal process. And Howard never says anything on this website cannot substantiate.
Learning a new is not like learning history or geography. It demanding as learning maths. The fundamental problem with learning Welsh is that generally not around all around children.
Professor Dylan Wiliam contends an incorrect developments that good things should be excluded from the curriculum so that more and more important things can be addressed. They only have one education. They only have one.
Can Heritage Languages Survival
The issue of heritage languages is a highly emotional political issue in United Kingdom, especially in Wales. David Mitchell and his very perceptive review of the future the Gaelic Language Gives the facts the proper twist. As he clearly states languages are a tool that used to communicate. I need refers to there being 50,000 Gallic speakers in Scotland all of whom speak English. on the principal purpose for English speakers to learn Gaelic in Scotland he sentences enable them to speak to Gaelic speakers.
David Mitchell contender for language is dead it cannot be resurrected. and this reflects the fact that languages are not simple codes they have shared common ground meanings. and these will be lost if a language has been dead for years. but he's very right in saying attempts to resurrect Cornish language would be a complete absolute waste of public money.
David Mitchell refers to language is becoming extinct because people choose not to use them. This reflects the fact that language is being learn is very plastic. The extent that a language is kept living reflects how much it is used. This cannot be divorced from the opportunity to use it. And a problem that faces the future the Gaelic language is it 2% of the population speak Gaelic is how can the population of Scotland will have opportunity to speak to them as David Mitchell contends. and Languages can't be developed native like fluency in classrooms.
The fudamental issue that David Mitchell is that there is failure to understand that it will take around 10,000 hours of practice to learn a language to anything resembling native language fluency in minority language. Aran Jones when to the Isle of Manx and claimed he learnt Manx using his SSIW website from scratch to a basic conversational level in seven binge learning hours. The Manx Islanders believed him.
What Children Can Realistically Achieve
Howard is amended to make most of his privately published research books available in the next two years on Amazon Demand.