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Mrs Nerys Defis

Profile summary

Professional biography

I joined the Open University in Wales team in September 2020. Since starting in my role as a Primary Curriculum Tutor, and the Wales PGCE course, it has been a pleasure to get to know our students and working with them and our partner schools. In addition, I feel privileged to be able to continue to work in the field of education in Wales – doing so at such an exciting time in terms of curriculum developments. 

Research interests

My research interests are attitudes and mindset; cross-curricular teaching and pupil groupings. Recently, I have been researching children and young people's use of technology and its potential impact on their health and wellbeing – something that has become increasingly relevant as a result of Covid-19. 

Teaching interests

Primary Education

Early Years Education

Impact and engagement

Educational blog posts:

A test for Welsh Education, May 2018: A test for Welsh education – Yr Athrofa

Life Outside the Classroom, May 2016: Life outside the classroom – Yr Athrofa

External collaborations

Education resource collaborations with Hodder and Peniarth press (resources currently under production).