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Learning Hub

The Learning Hub showcases and shares outstanding educational activity from across the University.


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Our themes

We have identified five key 'themes' or areas of focus for the Learning Hub. These themes reflect key areas of activity and expertise across Cardiff University, and will evolve to reflect the ever changing nature of learning and teaching in Higher Education.

Designing for learning

Good curriculum design and programme development is fundamental for embedding good practice in learning and teaching. Investigate examples of how different learning approaches (e.g. technology enhanced learning, inquiry-based learning, distance learning) have been developed to support and demonstrate intended aims and objectives.

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Assessment for Learning

Assessment is a key aspect of the learning cycle. Explore good practice in assessment design that enables learners to monitor and reflect upon their progress and support future learning.

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Supporting your teaching

Whether flipping the classroom or facilitating group work, it is important to recognise the range of approaches available.  Learn more about the different methodologies and how they can been applied to enhance teaching practice.

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Supporting students

Providing students with a full range of high-quality academic, administrative and pastoral support is an essential part of the student experience. Discover how mechanisms such as Personal Tutoring and Student Mentoring support students to develop both academically and as individuals.

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Professional Development

Discover the range of activities available to develop pedagogic understanding and teaching practice, and how such activities can be captured and recognised.

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Most recommended

Small group teaching: Methods & Techniques

Dr Nathan Roberts

Published 02 Dec 2016 • 10 mins read

Different methods facilitate different kinds of student engagement and opportunities to learn.


Small group teaching

8 recommendations

Marking, grading and giving feedback

Published 23 Dec 2016 • 20 mins read

This set of materials is intended to provide guidance and support for those who are new to assessing and giving feedback and who are asked to implement an existing assessment process.


Assessment Design | Providing feedback

5 recommendations

Lesson Planning Guidance

Dr Iain Mossman

Published 15 Dec 2016 • 10 mins read

A downloadable visual guide on how to design and plan a lesson.


Ways of learning | Small group teaching | Large group teaching

4 recommendations

Problem-based Learning Video Case Study

Dr Annabel Cartwright

Published 21 Dec 2016 • 11 mins read

Dr Cartwright talks through how the School of Physics and Astronomy introduced a problem-based learning module to help with improving the employability skills of students undertaking the degree.


Facilitating Group Work

3 recommendations

Contribute to the Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is designed by academics for academics and we would encourage you to share anything that supports, enhances or prompts reflection on teaching and learning here at Cardiff University.

This is an opportunity to be an active part of the teaching community here at Cardiff, to share your expertise with your colleagues.

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Learning Partnerships – Co-design workshop

Christopher John

Published 17 Oct 2019 • 30 mins read

This workshop plan, adapted from the 7Cs of Learning Design (University of Leicester, 2019) and based on co-design experience at the School of Social Sciences and the School of Pharmacy, describes the steps in facilitation of a co-design workshop between educators and learners in support of teaching and learning activity design.


Ways of learning | Learning journeys

1 recommendations

Interpreting and expressing learning outcomes in learning design

Christopher John

Published 17 Oct 2019 • 30 mins read

This resource is a tutorial, based on experience at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, provides a grounding in learning outcome interpretation and expression using the ABC learning design method from University College London.


Ways of learning | Learning journeys

0 recommendations

Modern learning environments and large group teaching in Physiotherapy

Jill Morgan

Published 12 Mar 2019 • 6 minutes read

Video case study from Jill Morgan from the School of Healthcare Sciences describing how she's been able to transform how she delivers large group teaching within the new flexible lecture theatre in the School


Facilitating Group Work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures

3 recommendations

Using Blackboard for formative and summative assessment

Professor Huw Davies

Published 08 Mar 2019 • 6 minutes read

Video case study from Professor Huw Davies from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, talking about the use of Blackboard tests for formative and summative assessment.


Assessment Design | Managing assessments

1 recommendations