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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

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


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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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Embedding learning technology into practice: the how, why, and where to use digital tools effectively

Rebecca Ferriday

Published 25 Sep 2017 • 13 mins read

Rebecca Ferriday of Cardiff University's School of Healthcare Sciences presents at the Centre for Education Innovation's 2017 Learning & Teaching Conference on the subject of 'Embedding learning technology into practice: the how, why, and where to


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Digital & Information Literacy | Designing for distance learners | Delivering blended programmes |

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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.


Topics

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.


Topics

Learning journeys | Assessment design |

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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 |

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