Wales Journal of Education

Open Access, bi-lingual journal publishing local and international research on education policy and practice in Wales, under academic and practitioner strands. 
Published by the University of Wales Press.

Featured Articles

Mirain Rhys, Kevin Smith

“Everything we do revolves around the exam”: What are students’ perceptions and experiences of learning Welsh as second language in Wales?

Alma Harris, Zoe Elder, Michelle Suzette Jones, Angella Cooze

Schools as Learning Organisations in Wales: A Critical Exploration of the International Evidence Base

Robin Owen, Anthony Blanchfield, Vicky Gottwald

Predicting undergraduate students’ learning from a lecture: The role of self-control, motivation, and mental effort

Dylan Adams, Gary Beauchamp

A loss of “cynefin” – losing our place, losing our home, losing our self.

Delyth Jones

“Dyfodol Llwyddiannus” i’n “Dyfodol Byd-eang?” – Goblygiadau Cwricwlwm 2022 ar addysgu a dysgu ieithoedd rhyngwladol.

Alyson Lewis, Amanda Thomas

Practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of schemas and well-being in the Foundation Phase curriculum

About Wales Journal of Education

The Wales Journal of Education aims to play a key role in further supporting and developing the educational research base in Wales, by providing a venue for a range of high-quality submissions reflecting the diverse nature of educational research methods and methodologies. The Journal is published under two strands: Academic and Practitioner. In the Academic context, we welcome local and international research that provides insights into shaping current and future education policy and practice in Wales. Furthermore, the focus of the journal is not just on schools and compulsory-level education; we very much welcome educational research on issues that affect the entire life course, from early years through to post-compulsory education, training and lifelong learning. 

The Practitioner strand features contributions from practitioners engaged in research and inquiry across the various dimensions of educational practice. Although the emphasis of this strand of the journal is focused on practicing educators such as teachers and school leaders, we also invite submissions from individuals across various disciplines, levels, and educational organisations who undertake high-quality educational research and inquiry.

Published by the University of Wales Press with the support of Welsh Government, the Wales Journal of Education is a platinum Open Access journal, free of charge, bilingual and available to read in digital format for anyone, anywhere in the world, with no author-facing charges.