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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

Peer review of exemplar work

Dr Andrew Roberts

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference talks about how peer review of exemplar work allows students to compare their work to that of others and helps them to engage with the assessment criteria. Exemplar review was used as


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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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


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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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The challenges of transition to HE in a lock-down world: A MEDIC perspective

Emily Ireland and Hannah Logan

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference highlights the outcomes of two Undergraduate-led research studies investigating the lived experiences of Year 1 students in the School of Medicine during the locked-down academic year.


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Supporting Placement Learning |

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This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference looks back at the sharp digital turn that Y1 learning blends underwent in Welsh School of Architecture and discusses the pedagogical value and challenges of blended activities, of


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Delivering blended programmes |

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This presentation from the 2021 Learning and Teaching Conference discusses how, in response to COVID-19, the School of Medicine (SoM) shifted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses into accessible bite-sized online provision aligned to


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Self-reflection |

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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


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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 |

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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.


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Enterprise & Employability |

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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.


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Learning journeys | Assessment design |

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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.


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys |

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