On 7 July 2021, a group of RE specialist teachers and leaders from Wrexham and Flintshire met to explore cynefin in the new curriculum for Wales. The aims of the session were:
• to support preparation for the new curriculum;
• to begin to uncover and deepen our knowledge and experience of cynefin;
• to encourage creativity and confidence in approaching cynefin in planning.
The Curriculum for Wales places great emphasis on cynefin, which is important within the Humanities Area and is identified as a disciplinary concept in RVE. The session provided an opportunity for participants to engage in research-based reflective practice to open up their thinking about cynefin, and they received resources and a certificate of participation from the St Giles’ Centre and its partner organisations, Wrexham County Borough Council and Bishop Grosseteste University.
The Centre looks forward to sharing more resources and professional learning with practitioners next academic year.