[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…

[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…

[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;…

[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…

[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…

[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…

[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…

[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…

[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…

[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…