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Learning journeys

About this topic

This topic focuses on work being undertaken to support student transitions and development during the course of their studies.

Students undergo a series of developmental transitions, either as they move from school/college to University, or during their course. These transitions are usually linked to key events, experiences, or course structures, and involve the student needing to change how they work, think or interact. Support from academic staff and Schools facilitates these transitions in a variety of ways.

The key themes addressed within this topic are:

  • transition to University from secondary education
  • engaging and retaining distance learners
  • development of independent and self-directed learning
  • supporting Mature or non-traditional students
  • supporting International students
  • becoming a Lifelong Learner
  • supporting the development of work-related and transferable skills
  • preparation for life after University.

Both electronic and face-to-face approaches are effective in supporting transitions, and this topic gives examples of each of these.


Case Studies

Peru: A fascinating insight into developing medicine

Dr Katey Beggan

Published 16 Jan 2020 • 6 mins read

In this case study, medical student Katey Beggan talks about her experiences studying in a Peruvian hospital as part of her elective SSC. She talks about the differences in medical practise and compares her learning and teaching techniques with


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Supporting Placement Learning |

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Embedding authentic bilingual provision in Healthcare curricula

Anwen Davies, Gwyneth Richards and Gaynor Williams

Published 16 Jan 2020 • 47 mins read

In this Q&A panel, Anwen Davies, Gwyneth Richards and Gaynor Williams give a short overview of how they have embedded Welsh-medium provision in different programmes within the School of Healthcare Sciences.


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Welsh Medium Provision |

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How to save a museum: teaching business models to historians

Rifhat Qureshi and Graham Getheridge

Published 16 Jan 2020 • 18 mins read

In this video, Rifhat Qureshi and Graham Getheridge talk of a collaboration between the School of History, Archaeology and Religion and the Enterprise & Start-up Team. Together they developed an interactive workshop to demonstrate the importance of


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Small group teaching |

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Improving experience and skills development – creating a new curriculum Video Case Study

Dr Angharad Naylor

Published 05 May 2017 • 15 minutes read

Dr Naylor describes how the School of Welsh redesigned their curriculum to fit the needs of second language Welsh language students to bridge the gap between what is offered at A Level to what was required at degree level to fit the needs of these


Topics

Learning journeys | Welsh Medium Provision |

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In this video Awen Iorwerth talks of the development of Welsh medium education at Cardiff University, supported by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaetho.


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Welsh Medium Provision |

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Improving the student experience and developing skills – creating a new curriculum

Dr Angharad Naylor

Published 07 Apr 2017 • 8 min read

The second language provision needed transforming in order to close the gap between second language provision at A Level and at degree level. There was a need to facilitate the transition to a Higher Education context and to equip students with the


Topics

Learning journeys

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Cardiff Resources

National Software Academy

Carl Jones

Published 06 Apr 2017 • 13 min read

A presentation on how the School of Computer Science and Informatics introduced a new type of degree, which is industry led and produces work ready students from day one utilising problem based learning


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys |

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Learning Partnerships – Co-design workshop

Christopher John

Published 27 Nov 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


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys |

2 recommendations

Computing for Maths

Cardiff University Enterprise Team

Published 19 Apr 2017 • 10 min read

Educational innovation leads to attributes for employment within the School of Mathematics.


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Enterprise & Employability |

0 recommendations

Interpreting and expressing learning outcomes in learning design

Christopher John

Published 17 Jan 2020 • 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.


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys |

4 recommendations

Writing and using Learning Outcomes

Dr Nathan Roberts

Published 19 Apr 2017 • 10 mins read

Learning Outcomes are the skills and knowledge that a student will be able to demonstrate upon completion of the learning process.


Topics

Learning journeys | Assessment design |

0 recommendations

Improve experience and skills development : creating a new curriculum

Dr Angharad Naylor

Published 05 May 2017 • 8 min read

A case study on closing the gap between second language provision at A Level and at degree level.


Topics

Learning journeys | Welsh Medium Provision |

0 recommendations

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