[1] Designing a curriculum fit for the future

WORKSHOP Designing a curriculum fit for the future Author (s) Chantel Patel College of Human and Health Sciences Abstract Much has been said about online curriculum, blended learning , flipped classrooms but little has been said about designing curriculum which supports learning at HE. Currently we design our curriculum in line with our relevant discipline…

[2] Designing the field courses of the future: interdisciplinary fieldwork and peer-led learning in the Indian Himalayas

WORKSHOP Designing the field courses of the future: interdisciplinary fieldwork and peer-led learning in the Indian Himalayas Author Osian Elias, Laura Roberts, Nicholas Felstead College of Science Abstract This workshop will present findings on a pedagogic research project on an interdisciplinary field course to the Indian Himalayas and offer participants an opportunity to brainstorm future…

[3] The future graduate – the importance of group work

PRESENTATION The future graduate – the importance of group work Author Nigel Francis Swansea University Medical School Abstract The 2015 QAA benchmark guidelines include a range of key transferable skills including collaboration and communication that graduates are expected to have mastered upon completing their course. One assessment that is appropriate for helping students to learn…

[5] Several birds, one stone: Multi-benefit assessment design

PRESENTATION Author Richard Thomas College of Arts and Humanities Abstract Swansea University research continues to pioneer wider understandings of the growing trend of cheating within HE. The latest data from Prof. Phil Newton shows that one in seven recent graduates admit to paying others to complete their assignments; he suggests that the true figure might…

[6] Delivering an MSc without a traditional lecture

Presentation Delivering an MSc without a traditional lecture Author Dave Ruckley Swansea University Medical School Abstract During this session you will learn not only what has been developed so far, but our plans for the future. The session will discuss how resources have been developed, how we are taking our students on a journey from…

[7] Designing the (geography) curriculum for challenging times

PRESENTATION Designing the (geography) curriculum for challenging times Author Joanne Maddern College of Science Abstract This paper seeks to generate debate, discussion and forward momentum in thinking through the pedagogical implications of the highly complex local, national and global networks geography curricula are situated in and develop through. Navigation of drivers as diverse as ‘student…

[8] Visualising the student feedback cycle at Swansea University

PECHA KUCHA Visualising the student feedback cycle at Swansea University Author Sophie Leslie VISUALISING THE STUDENT FEEDBACK CYCLE AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY Sophie Leslie Abstract This session will demonstrate how new methods of data visualisation and interactivity can increase engagement for staff and students with module feedback. The development of data dashboards for live reporting of…

[9] Too many gimmicks or coming up Trumps? – evaluating efficacy of an innovative approach in healthcare education

PECHA KUCHA Too many gimmicks or coming up Trumps? – evaluating efficacy of an innovative approach in healthcare education Author Angharad Davies Swansea University Medical School Abstract Innovative teaching approaches may be successful in engaging students but, given the stringent time-constraints of healthcare profession teaching programmes, especially medicine, evidence of efficacy should be sought to…

[10] Y Clinig Iaith: Arfer Cyfredol a Chyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol / The Language Clinic: Current Practice and Future Directions

WORKSHOP Y Clinig Iaith: Arfer Cyfredol a Chyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol / The Language Clinic: Current Practice and Future Directions Author Alex Lovell Prezi – Welsh Prezi – English Abstract Cynllun unigryw a sefydlwyd gan Adran y Gymraeg yw’r Clinig Iaith. Mae’r Clinig Iaith, a gynigir drwy gydol y flwyddyn academaidd, yn cyflwyno darpariaeth anffurfiol unigol i…

[11] Reading the future: Revitalizing Your Reading Lists

WORKSHOP Reading the future: Revitalizing Your Reading Lists Author Lori Havard and Erika Gavillet Slides Abstract How do you view your reading lists? Do they work well for you and your students? Are they pedagogically sound? Would you like to do something different with them? What are their benefits and limitations? Swansea University Library is…

[13] L&T: Assisting individual success.

PECHA KUCHA L&T: Assisting individual success. Author Stephen Pratt Abstract Learning and teaching is about securing effective pedagogic processes ensuring students gain the most from their experience whilst in academia. In assessing success are we focusing on what is best for the student, or what is politically correct, or somewhere in-between. As academics how do…

[14] With Generation –z poising to be the most entrepreneurial generation yet, enterprise education, activity and collaboration will be critical to learning and student experience.

TYPE With Generation –z poising to be the most entrepreneurial generation yet, enterprise education, activity and collaboration will be critical to learning and student experience. Author Kelly Jordan Abstract Generation z, are our current and future students, born from 1995 onwards. With over 41% of Generation-z’s planning to be entrepreneurs, they like the idea of…

[15] Looking back to inform the future: Instigating change in practice

PRESENTATION Looking back to inform the future: Instigating change in practice Author Sara Jolly and Katrina Legg Slides Abstract In a Library induction by Elen Davies (Subject Librarian for the College of Human and Health Sciences) Sara Jolly (CHHS, Programme Director MSc Enhanced Professional Practice) was introduced to Dr Katrina Legg (Assistant Archivist) at the…

[17] Back to the Future: From the Archives to an Experiential Education

POSTER Back to the Future: From the Archives to an Experiential Education Author Alexia Bowler Abstract This poster will present recent work with first year undergraduate students on the module ‘A History of the English Language’. One of the key topics discussed with students on this module is how writing technologies contribute to, or constrain,…

[18] Inclusive Education for All: The Curriculum Inclusivity and Audit Toolkit

PRESENTATION Inclusive Education for All: The Curriculum Inclusivity and Audit Toolkit Author Alys Einion Abstract Curriculum Inclusivity Audit Toolkit (CIAT) The aim of the CIAT is to directly and actively embed equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) across all curricula and teaching and learning activities and resources. EDI includes but is not restricted to: age; gender;…

[19] Peer reviewing; more or less useful than a 1:1?

POSTER Peer reviewing; more or less useful than a 1:1? Author Charlie Earle and Sam Hopkinson Abstract Cardiac and Respiratory Healthcare Science students at Swansea University are required to complete a competency-based portfolio in accordance with the National School of Healthcare Science Practitioner Training Programme (PTP). The clinical portfolio is an example of independent learning,…

[20] Echocardiography Simulation: As part of first year anatomy and physiology teaching for cardiac and respiratory physiology students.

POSTER Echocardiography Simulation: As part of first year anatomy and physiology teaching for cardiac and respiratory physiology students. Author Samantha Hopkinson Abstract Background: Simulation based training has been widely used in other professions for many years but with recent technological developments, the use of simulation in healthcare education is increasing. With facilitation by the educator,…

[21] Using systematic reviews to enhance higher order critical analysis skills in post-graduates

PRESENTATION Using systematic reviews to enhance higher order critical analysis skills in post-graduates Author Laura Roberts and Megan Jones (Student) Abstract At post-graduate level Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) such as critical writing and analysis are fundamental learning outcomes. Graduates are expected to enhance and refine these HOTS, yet variable entry requirements supporting access for…

[23] What Does the Future of Research-Led Teaching Look Like?

PRESENTATION What Does the Future of Research-Led Teaching Look Like? Author Sian Rees Slides Abstract How do you inspire second year undergraduates to develop an interest in research methods, concepts and ideologies? This presentation shares my journey to take on the challenge of rising to the University’s ambitions to be an innovator in research-led teaching….

[24] Swansea Mathematical Sciences – Unplugged

PRESENTATION Swansea Mathematical Sciences – Unplugged Author Carlo Mercuri Slides (Please log into Swansea Microsoft Office Account to view) Abstract Mathematics plays a key role in modelling real world processes, it is a universal language for both pure and applied sciences. Methods which are often used in the applications, come from the field of “Mathematical…

[25] Undergraduate leadership in outreach events

PECHA KUCHA Undergraduate leadership in outreach events Author Joel Loveridge Please note this session has been withdrawn from the programme 11/7/19 Abstract Universities are under pressure to increase their outreach activities while improving undergraduate outcomes. This session will offer an insight into ways of achieving both simultaneously, by using outreach to embed leadership and other…

[26] What is effective feedback? A comparison of views from academics and students – A Grounded Theory Approach

POSTER SUBMISSION What is effective feedback? A comparison of views from academics and students – A Grounded Theory Approach Author Darren Coombes Abstract Purpose. In recent years the literature regarding feedback has flourished with many researchers exploring the various factors related to student feedback. However, the question ‘why are the majority of students unhappy with…

[28] Immersive culture as a learning tool.

POSTER Immersive culture as a learning tool. Author Rebecca Dowle and Lisa Matthews Abstract Our poster will reflect our journey to becoming a dementia friendly campus in St. David’s Park; this will be the first dementia friendly campus in Wales. Through this we will show how immersing our students in a culture that understands, and…

[30] Top Tips for Engaging, Teaching and Assessing Students, giving them Feedback and providing Support, against a backdrop of increasing student numbers and increasing student support needs.

PRESENTATION Top Tips for Engaging, Teaching and Assessing Students, giving them Feedback and providing Support, against a backdrop of increasing student numbers and increasing student support needs. Author Paula Row and Ed Dudley Abstract Student numbers have increased in recent years and are set to rise still further in the next decade. Approximately ten percent…

[31] Research as Art in an Undergraduate Context

PRESENTATION Research as Art in an Undergraduate Context Author Sarah Gamble Abstract The central argument of this paper is that, if we as educators are to ‘future-proof’ students, preparing them for a workplace in which automation is becoming increasingly widespread, we have to foster their abilities as creative thinkers. As Florida and Goodnight (2005) put…

[32] The use and implementation of online assessment (formative and summative).

WORKSHOP The use and implementation of online assessment (formative and summative). Author Charlie Earle and Angharad Thomas Abstract When and how online assessment can be used within a module is a question which is increasingly likely to be asked by a lecturer. Online assessment not only allows a lecturer to assess the students’ knowledge but…

[33] Co-creative design with industry: The future of higher education?

PRESENTATION Co-creative design with industry: The future of higher education? Author Samantha Burvill, Jenny Cave, Louisa Huxtable Thomas and Barrie Davies Sam Burvill SALT Presentation V4 Abstract There is a growing recognition of the need to better prepare students for the workplace (CEDEFOP, 2014). Research by various sources suggest that of the businesses researched many…

[34] Using ePortfolios to Facilitate Academic Supervision of Work-Based Learning Students

PRESENTATION Using ePortfolios to Facilitate Academic Supervision of Work-Based Learning Students Author Rebecca Pratchett and Sara Jolly Abstract Work-based learning students in Human and Health Sciences are assessed via portfolio. In the past, students submitted paper copies which were vulnerable to loss, mandated travelling significant distances for submission, and hindered the ongoing supervision of work…

[35] Large cohort online summative testing in institutional Virtual Learning Environment

PECHA KUCHA Large cohort online summative testing in institutional Virtual Learning Environment Author Marcela Bezdickova Abstract Enhanced Learning Technologies and online testing become essential part of education and assessment long time ago. However, many aspects need to be considered when using such a tool for summative assessment for a large cohort of hundred students. Virtual…

[36] AquaTED: the power of digital stories in STEM

PRESENTATION AquaTED: the power of digital stories in STEM Author Sara Barrento Abstract AquaTED https://medium.com/aquated is an online education project where I used the online Medium platform to tell real stories about coastal populations, their aquacultures and ​​fisheries livelihoods. This content was used for the first time in the current academic year (2018/2019) with forty…

[37] Spiral curriculum and interactive learning

POSTER Spiral curriculum and interactive learning Author Faye Morton Abstract As part of a module in the first year of Healthcare Science Medical Physics Technology, students learn about innovation and service development in healthcare. A didactic lecture was provided with discussion surrounding considerations and goals of the NHS. Following this, students were asked to produce…

[38] Didactic teaching: getting to the heart of it!

POSTER Didactic teaching: getting to the heart of it! Author Faye Morton and Yusuf Museji Abstract Good teaching practice tells us to limit the amount of words on slides when presenting. However, student feedback in previous years has stated that they dislike the sparsely worded presentation method, due of the lack of detailed notes for…

[39] How well ‘connected’ are you?: The future of learning and teaching

PECHA KUCHA How well ‘connected’ are you?: The future of learning and teaching Author Yan Wu Abstract ‘Connectedness’ is a buzzword that has been used to describe changes brought to the higher education sector by the digital revolution. Nevertheless, the word is increasingly risking being used as a cliché for mapping out the general development…

[40] Lifelong learning: to rubric or not to rubric

PECHA KUCHA Lifelong learning: to rubric or not to rubric Author Joy Jia Pecha Kucha SALT 2019 Joy Jia Abstract With the proliferation in digital technology, the threat of replacing human labour with artificial intelligence is imminent. Lifelong learning skills have become more imperative to the future employment. Criteria-referenced self-assessment is one of the tools…

[41] Technology in the Classroom: Game Based Learning Platforms and Student Engagement

PRESENTATION Technology in the Classroom: Game Based Learning Platforms and Student Engagement Author Ellen Spender and Lesley Davies Abstract Does technology help to increase student engagement in our lectures? Lecturers are constantly trying to break down the barriers students face today and frequently use innovative methods to increase student attendance, and as a result, student…

[42] You Can’t Teach That! Creativity as a Learning Outcome.

WORKSHOP You Can’t Teach That! Creativity as a Learning Outcome. Author Ben Martin Abstract A report by The World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs, estimates that by 2020 creativity will have risen to become third most sought after skill by employers, beaten only by complex problem solving and critical thinking. This makes sense; as…

[43] VR Gamification – When reading medical images becomes competitive

POSTER VR Gamification – When reading medical images becomes competitive Author Joseph Purden, Barry Bardsley and Faye Morton Abstract The use of Virtual Reality in teaching is on the rise, with college digitalisation strategies meaning that it is becoming embedded in curricula across the University. The aim of this project was to transform a session…

[44] Teaching paradigms and real world costs: adapt or die.

PECHA KUCHA Teaching paradigms and real world costs: adapt or die. Author Matt Garrad Abstract The Higher Education market is becoming more commercialised, and students’ expectations of learning are changing, in line with new technological advancements. In the current climate, with financial and political uncertainties looming large, teaching institutions cannot rely solely on traditional methods…

[47] E-assessment – what’s it all about?

PECHA KUCHA E-assessment – what’s it all about? Author Angharad Thomas Abstract If your idea of e-assessment is interminable multiple-choice questions and annoyingly single number answers (with no method marks!!!!) then be ready to be astounded. You can now have fill-in-the-gaps, adaptive marking, text matching, click on graphs, show steps and so on and so…

[48] Developing skills through digital assessment

PRESENTATION Developing skills through digital assessment Author Frances Thornton and Jim Milton Slides Abstract The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) comprises of symbols representing the sounds of the spoken language. Phonemic transcription using IPA is a skill that takes practice. Traditionally assessing students’ ability to transcribe is very much a manual process, where students would hand-transcribe…

[49] Could part-time programmes be the future of nurse education?

POSTER Could part-time programmes be the future of nurse education? Author Mark Edwards and Nicola Henwood Abstract Despite successive increases in the number of commissioned places for pre-registration nursing programmes across Wales, the number of nurses’ remains stationary. In most areas there are severe nursing shortages and health boards struggle to recruit qualified nurses. Nursing…

[50] What the Future Student Wants and Needs: Immersive Learning, Game-Culture Classrooms, Job-Ready Expanded Skill Set, Flexibility, and Cultural Competency

POSTER What the Future Student Wants and Needs: Immersive Learning, Game-Culture Classrooms, Job-Ready Expanded Skill Set, Flexibility, and Cultural Competency Author Wendy Turner Abstract In June 2013 a report from the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, came out with a whitepaper called “The Heart…

[51] How do you get students to USE their feedback?

PECHA KUCHA How do you get students to USE their feedback? Author Wendy Harris Abstract We all spend many hours carefully constructing informative feedback to help our students, but do they actually use it to improve? I discuss one way I have used to help students engage with their feedback and use it to make…

[52] Successfully Embedding Academic Skills in Your Programme

PRESENTATION Successfully Embedding Academic Skills in Your Programme Author Sandy George and Lori Havard Abstract Swansea University is currently putting forward guidance and advice regarding the topic of embedding academic study skills within programmes of study. The Embedding Academic Skills Project is being driven by colleagues in the Centre for Academic Success, Library, SALT and…