For Teachers

A-level Philosophy Teaching Materials

KS5

Cardiff University School of Philosophy have created a booklet of teaching materials for A-level Philosophy. The Nietzsche's Critique of Morality resource booklet contains six short essays with comprehension questions and puzzles for discussion. It is designed to facilitate work that meets the criterion of independent critical engagement. This is intended for the 'Why Should I Be Moral?' module of the AS-level as well as the 'Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil' module of the A2-level.

webberj1@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Case Studies Annual Teachers Conference

KS4 KS5

Geography teachers from across the UK are invited to join researchers from the School of Geography and Planning at their annual Case Studies Conference. This free annual event is hosted in the Cardiff University's Glamorgan Building and gives teachers the opportunity to meet researchers and find out about contemporary research in the area of geography and planning. To find out more or to book your place at the next teacher conference follow the link below.

MackieP@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff University Library sites

Cardiff University houses 14 different subject-specific libraries, all are open to the public for browsing and reference purposes. Follow the link above or visit http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/locations-opening-hours to find out more. In addition members of other local libraries, such as Cardiff Public Libraries, can register as external members of Cardiff University Library service to borrow books under the CLIC scheme (Cardiff Libraries in Cooperation ) To find out more visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/visiting-and-membership/general-public

Cardiff University Press

KS4 KS5

Cardiff University Press is an online Open Access publisher which provides free access for teachers and students to a variety of academic research journals. 10 Journals are currently available to view. These include Asian Literature and Translation, The British Student Doctor’, Martial Arts Studies, Studies in Gothic Fiction and Welsh Economic Review. To access these and other journal please follow the link above or search using: https://www.cardiffuniversitypress.org/

Cardiff University’s Online Repository of Research Publications

KS4 KS5

ORCA or Online Research@Cardiff is Cardiff University’s own institutional repository of research publications written by the University’s own researchers. These include journal articles, conference papers, reports and doctoral thesis. Publications posted on ORCA predominantly cover topics related to subjects taught at the University including fully downloadable texts. The publications are a great resource for teachers and key stage 4 and 5. You can find potential articles of interest at the visiting http://orca.cf.ac.uk

Chemistry – Public Lectures

KS4 KS5

The School of Chemistry offer a range of lectures suitable for students studying Chemistry at key stages 4 and 5. The lectures are delivered by researchers in the field of Chemistry. The current lectures offered include: Shape and Form in the World of Crystals, What Do Chemists Do, and Aren't All Chemicals Bad For You?, Nanotechnology - is it new?, What Drives a Catalytic Converter? and Forensic Science. To find out more about the lectures and to contact a researcher follow the link to the School of Chemistry's Community Engagement pages by clicking on the image or title above.

chemistryengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

European Union information Sources

KS4 KS5

The ESO (European Sources online) is a free database and information service about Europe, including the European Union with accurate downloadable information guides. Suitable for all age groups including publications designed for younger individuals, the ESO is a handy tool for teachers who are looking to find information easily covering treaties, religion within the European Union to climate change. The European Sources Online gives daily updates via official information sources from EU institutions plus links to several of the continent’s news sources. To find out more follow the link above or visit the website https://www.europeansources.info/search.jsp

Free walk-in access to Cardiff University’s Library Service

Teachers can register free with the University Library Service as external users and then access some of our external databases and collections for reference purposes. Please note saving or emailing resources is not permitted, however teachers can print (subject to copyright restrictions). https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/services-and-support/walkin-access-electronic-resources

National Library of Wales @Cardiff

Visit Cardiff University to get free access to electronic resources from the National Library of Wales – for reference purposes only. For more information about the partnership between the National Library of Wales and Cardiff University, please visit http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/618770-national-library-of-wales-@cardiff

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Loan Boxes

KS5

This A-level biology outreach activity provides state of the art equipment, set up guides and ready-made class worksheets that supports hands-on learning directly in the classroom. The loan boxes include a thermal cycler, Gilson pipettes and tips, gels and gel tanks, power supply, reagents as well as a PowerPoint presentations for teachers to use on a loan basis. This activity can usually be supported by a researcher and/or undergraduate students.

wyllie@cf.ac.uk

School of Architecture. Teaching support for Welsh Baccalaureate Challenges and Individual Project

KS4 KS5

The Welsh School of Architecture has developed a series of teaching and learning materials, focusing on introducing architecture that will assist in the delivery of each of the Welsh Baccalaureate Challenges, along with assisting in the development of the Individual Project. Five undergraduate students have been working towards this series of exciting lessons and materials to help teachers of the Welsh Baccalaureate successfully deliver the qualification.

ButtKL@cardiff.ac.uk

School of Medicine Open Days 2019 for parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors

KS5

Although primarily aimed at prospective students, the School of Medicine run a parallel programme for parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors and we would be delighted if you wanted to join us too, either solo or with a student. Based at the Heath Park campus, the student programme covers key elements of becoming a doctor, with talks on our selection process, life as a doctor, funding for their medical degree, Case Based Learning and a Q&A panel as well as workshops covering Clinical Skills, Simulation Suite, life as a medical student, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and writing their personal statement. We’ll also provide lunch and plenty of opportunity to talk to our students about what it’s really like in medical school. Each prospective student is invited to bring one parent, guardian or teacher with them and a separate full-day programme will cover most of these subjects, but from an angle that looks at the support they, and we, can provide.

medicopenday@cardiff.ac.uk

SHARE with Schools: Life in the Nineteenth Century Workshop

KS3

An introduction to aspects of local industrial, domestic and social history in the South Wales and Valleys area. We use presentations, discussion, images and aerial photography in this workshop, as well as offering guided object handling, giving pupils the opportunity to interact with genuine domestic and industrial artefacts from the time. We deliver this workshop in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

SHARE with Schools: Romans in Wales Workshop

KS3

An introduction to how the Romans came to be in the place we now call Wales and their impact on it. In this workshop we use presentations, creative exercises, and quizzes. We also do guided object handling, giving pupils the opportunity to handle a mix of replica and genuine two thousand-year old archaeological artefacts.

We deliver this workshop in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

SHARE with Schools: Sixth Form Workshop

KS3

A more informal chat and discussion with university students about aspects of university life and finance, as well as group exercises to encourage pupils to think like a researcher. We deliver this workshop in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

Special Collections and Archives reading room

Cardiff University Library services offers a quiet room for consulting historical documents and publications contained in our Special Collections and Archives section. The Special Collections and Archives research resources are available between 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday. For more information about Cardiff University’s Special Collections, please visit: - http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/locations-opening-hours/special-collections-and-archives

Teachers’ Genetics Network

KS5

The Wales Gene Park’s Teachers’ Genetics Network is a free to join network of interested teachers wanting to be kept up to date with the latest genetics information. Members receive a termly e-newsletter, providing information on current genetic issues, links to genetic-related websites and teaching resources. In addition teachers will receive updates on the latest events, activities and consultation opportunities for schools and colleges offer by the Wales Gene Park and partner organisations. To find out more or to register free to become of member of the Genetics Teachers Network follow the link below.

walesgenepark@cardiff.ac.uk

The Exploring the Past Free Lecture Series

KS5

This is an exciting series of free talks on History, Archaeology and Religion. They are delivered by local postgraduates and academics together with some very special guest lectures by renowned scholars from universities across the UK. The talks are open to all and are a perfect way for sixth-formers and teachers to get a taste of the exciting research going on within these subjects at Cardiff University. There’s no need to book – just turn up and enjoy!

websterp@cardiff.ac.uk

The Illustration Archive

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Illustration Archive is the world's largest searchable online database of historic book illustrations. The images span the eighteenth to the twentieth century and cover works of literature, history, geography, philosophy and science. The Archive can be searched in multiple ways, and provides full access to the books in which the images appeared. The illustrations are copyright free and can be tagged as well as searched. The 'In the Classroom' part of the site includes a guide for teachers on how these historic illustrations can be used in school projects.

illustrationarchive@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Bacc Global Citizenship Challenge: Evaluating the Evidence

KS4 KS5

Learning Outcome 1 of the Global Citizenship Challenge of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate requires you to "be able to apply critical thinking and problem solving". This includes:
1. Identifying and selecting information on global issues from appropriate secondary sources
2. Considering a range of alternative opinions, views and arguments on a global issue in order to develop your own views
3. Evaluating the credibility of information used in terms of currency, comprehensiveness, validity and reliability.

Cardiff University Library Service has developed the Evaluating the Evidence suite of tutorials to support learning and teaching on these assessment critera.

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate- Top tips on searching Google

KS4 KS5

This video was developed to help students and teachers alike. It is a selection of simple tips and tricks to improve the accuracy and relevance of your results when searching via this popular search engine.

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate: Being Digital

KS4 KS5

The Open University's award winning resource comprises activities and pathways to assist learners in finding, critically evaluating and communicating information in an online environment. For other useful resources for teaching the Welsh Bacc, please visit the University's Information Services website: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/ilrb/resourcehub-2/critical/

Welsh Baccalaureate: Evaluating Information flowchart

KS4 KS5

Developed by the University Library Service, this flowchart (presented as an image) offers a step by step guide through the process of evaluating information from websites.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Notemaking: Reading, lectures and revision

KS4 KS5

Presented by Cardiff University's Library Services, this presentation demonstrates good note taking practise. For other useful resources for teaching the Welsh Bacc, please visit the University's Library Resource Services website:
https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/evalinfo/index.html#page=General

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate: Why, When and How: Citing and referencing

KS5

It is a serious academic offence to use the words or ideas of others without acknowledging them as such, and to submit them for assessment as though they were your own work. Plagiarism is a commonly misunderstood problem and is often committed accidentally, but ignorance or confusion is not an adequate defence against an accusation of plagiarism. Cardiff University's Information Services have created a series of Plagiarism Learning Objects to help students understand what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid committing plagiarism in their work. This tutorial aims to help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid committing it. It will take 15 minutes to complete.

A-level Philosophy Teaching Materials

KS5

Cardiff University School of Philosophy have created a booklet of teaching materials for A-level Philosophy. The Nietzsche's Critique of Morality resource booklet contains six short essays with comprehension questions and puzzles for discussion. It is designed to facilitate work that meets the criterion of independent critical engagement. This is intended for the 'Why Should I Be Moral?' module of the AS-level as well as the 'Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil' module of the A2-level.

webberj1@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Case Studies Annual Teachers Conference

KS4 KS5

Geography teachers from across the UK are invited to join researchers from the School of Geography and Planning at their annual Case Studies Conference. This free annual event is hosted in the Cardiff University's Glamorgan Building and gives teachers the opportunity to meet researchers and find out about contemporary research in the area of geography and planning. To find out more or to book your place at the next teacher conference follow the link below.

MackieP@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff University Library sites

Cardiff University houses 14 different subject-specific libraries, all are open to the public for browsing and reference purposes. Follow the link above or visit http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/locations-opening-hours to find out more. In addition members of other local libraries, such as Cardiff Public Libraries, can register as external members of Cardiff University Library service to borrow books under the CLIC scheme (Cardiff Libraries in Cooperation ) To find out more visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/visiting-and-membership/general-public

Cardiff University Press

KS4 KS5

Cardiff University Press is an online Open Access publisher which provides free access for teachers and students to a variety of academic research journals. 10 Journals are currently available to view. These include Asian Literature and Translation, The British Student Doctor’, Martial Arts Studies, Studies in Gothic Fiction and Welsh Economic Review. To access these and other journal please follow the link above or search using: https://www.cardiffuniversitypress.org/

Cardiff University’s Online Repository of Research Publications

KS4 KS5

ORCA or Online Research@Cardiff is Cardiff University’s own institutional repository of research publications written by the University’s own researchers. These include journal articles, conference papers, reports and doctoral thesis. Publications posted on ORCA predominantly cover topics related to subjects taught at the University including fully downloadable texts. The publications are a great resource for teachers and key stage 4 and 5. You can find potential articles of interest at the visiting http://orca.cf.ac.uk

Chemistry – Public Lectures

KS4 KS5

The School of Chemistry offer a range of lectures suitable for students studying Chemistry at key stages 4 and 5. The lectures are delivered by researchers in the field of Chemistry. The current lectures offered include: Shape and Form in the World of Crystals, What Do Chemists Do, and Aren't All Chemicals Bad For You?, Nanotechnology - is it new?, What Drives a Catalytic Converter? and Forensic Science. To find out more about the lectures and to contact a researcher follow the link to the School of Chemistry's Community Engagement pages by clicking on the image or title above.

chemistryengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

European Union information Sources

KS4 KS5

The ESO (European Sources online) is a free database and information service about Europe, including the European Union with accurate downloadable information guides. Suitable for all age groups including publications designed for younger individuals, the ESO is a handy tool for teachers who are looking to find information easily covering treaties, religion within the European Union to climate change. The European Sources Online gives daily updates via official information sources from EU institutions plus links to several of the continent’s news sources. To find out more follow the link above or visit the website https://www.europeansources.info/search.jsp

Free walk-in access to Cardiff University’s Library Service

Teachers can register free with the University Library Service as external users and then access some of our external databases and collections for reference purposes. Please note saving or emailing resources is not permitted, however teachers can print (subject to copyright restrictions). https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/services-and-support/walkin-access-electronic-resources

National Library of Wales @Cardiff

Visit Cardiff University to get free access to electronic resources from the National Library of Wales – for reference purposes only. For more information about the partnership between the National Library of Wales and Cardiff University, please visit http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/618770-national-library-of-wales-@cardiff

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Loan Boxes

KS5

This A-level biology outreach activity provides state of the art equipment, set up guides and ready-made class worksheets that supports hands-on learning directly in the classroom. The loan boxes include a thermal cycler, Gilson pipettes and tips, gels and gel tanks, power supply, reagents as well as a PowerPoint presentations for teachers to use on a loan basis. This activity can usually be supported by a researcher and/or undergraduate students.

wyllie@cf.ac.uk

School of Architecture. Teaching support for Welsh Baccalaureate Challenges and Individual Project

KS4 KS5

The Welsh School of Architecture has developed a series of teaching and learning materials, focusing on introducing architecture that will assist in the delivery of each of the Welsh Baccalaureate Challenges, along with assisting in the development of the Individual Project. Five undergraduate students have been working towards this series of exciting lessons and materials to help teachers of the Welsh Baccalaureate successfully deliver the qualification.

ButtKL@cardiff.ac.uk

School of Medicine Open Days 2019 for parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors

KS5

Although primarily aimed at prospective students, the School of Medicine run a parallel programme for parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors and we would be delighted if you wanted to join us too, either solo or with a student. Based at the Heath Park campus, the student programme covers key elements of becoming a doctor, with talks on our selection process, life as a doctor, funding for their medical degree, Case Based Learning and a Q&A panel as well as workshops covering Clinical Skills, Simulation Suite, life as a medical student, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and writing their personal statement. We’ll also provide lunch and plenty of opportunity to talk to our students about what it’s really like in medical school. Each prospective student is invited to bring one parent, guardian or teacher with them and a separate full-day programme will cover most of these subjects, but from an angle that looks at the support they, and we, can provide.

medicopenday@cardiff.ac.uk

SHARE with Schools: Life in the Nineteenth Century Workshop

KS3

An introduction to aspects of local industrial, domestic and social history in the South Wales and Valleys area. We use presentations, discussion, images and aerial photography in this workshop, as well as offering guided object handling, giving pupils the opportunity to interact with genuine domestic and industrial artefacts from the time. We deliver this workshop in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

SHARE with Schools: Romans in Wales Workshop

KS3

An introduction to how the Romans came to be in the place we now call Wales and their impact on it. In this workshop we use presentations, creative exercises, and quizzes. We also do guided object handling, giving pupils the opportunity to handle a mix of replica and genuine two thousand-year old archaeological artefacts.

We deliver this workshop in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

SHARE with Schools: Sixth Form Workshop

KS3

A more informal chat and discussion with university students about aspects of university life and finance, as well as group exercises to encourage pupils to think like a researcher. We deliver this workshop in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

Special Collections and Archives reading room

Cardiff University Library services offers a quiet room for consulting historical documents and publications contained in our Special Collections and Archives section. The Special Collections and Archives research resources are available between 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday. For more information about Cardiff University’s Special Collections, please visit: - http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/locations-opening-hours/special-collections-and-archives

Teachers’ Genetics Network

KS5

The Wales Gene Park’s Teachers’ Genetics Network is a free to join network of interested teachers wanting to be kept up to date with the latest genetics information. Members receive a termly e-newsletter, providing information on current genetic issues, links to genetic-related websites and teaching resources. In addition teachers will receive updates on the latest events, activities and consultation opportunities for schools and colleges offer by the Wales Gene Park and partner organisations. To find out more or to register free to become of member of the Genetics Teachers Network follow the link below.

walesgenepark@cardiff.ac.uk

The Exploring the Past Free Lecture Series

KS5

This is an exciting series of free talks on History, Archaeology and Religion. They are delivered by local postgraduates and academics together with some very special guest lectures by renowned scholars from universities across the UK. The talks are open to all and are a perfect way for sixth-formers and teachers to get a taste of the exciting research going on within these subjects at Cardiff University. There’s no need to book – just turn up and enjoy!

websterp@cardiff.ac.uk

The Illustration Archive

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Illustration Archive is the world's largest searchable online database of historic book illustrations. The images span the eighteenth to the twentieth century and cover works of literature, history, geography, philosophy and science. The Archive can be searched in multiple ways, and provides full access to the books in which the images appeared. The illustrations are copyright free and can be tagged as well as searched. The 'In the Classroom' part of the site includes a guide for teachers on how these historic illustrations can be used in school projects.

illustrationarchive@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Bacc Global Citizenship Challenge: Evaluating the Evidence

KS4 KS5

Learning Outcome 1 of the Global Citizenship Challenge of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate requires you to "be able to apply critical thinking and problem solving". This includes:
1. Identifying and selecting information on global issues from appropriate secondary sources
2. Considering a range of alternative opinions, views and arguments on a global issue in order to develop your own views
3. Evaluating the credibility of information used in terms of currency, comprehensiveness, validity and reliability.

Cardiff University Library Service has developed the Evaluating the Evidence suite of tutorials to support learning and teaching on these assessment critera.

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate- Top tips on searching Google

KS4 KS5

This video was developed to help students and teachers alike. It is a selection of simple tips and tricks to improve the accuracy and relevance of your results when searching via this popular search engine.

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate: Being Digital

KS4 KS5

The Open University's award winning resource comprises activities and pathways to assist learners in finding, critically evaluating and communicating information in an online environment. For other useful resources for teaching the Welsh Bacc, please visit the University's Information Services website: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/ilrb/resourcehub-2/critical/

Welsh Baccalaureate: Evaluating Information flowchart

KS4 KS5

Developed by the University Library Service, this flowchart (presented as an image) offers a step by step guide through the process of evaluating information from websites.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Notemaking: Reading, lectures and revision

KS4 KS5

Presented by Cardiff University's Library Services, this presentation demonstrates good note taking practise. For other useful resources for teaching the Welsh Bacc, please visit the University's Library Resource Services website:
https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/evalinfo/index.html#page=General

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate: Why, When and How: Citing and referencing

KS5

It is a serious academic offence to use the words or ideas of others without acknowledging them as such, and to submit them for assessment as though they were your own work. Plagiarism is a commonly misunderstood problem and is often committed accidentally, but ignorance or confusion is not an adequate defence against an accusation of plagiarism. Cardiff University's Information Services have created a series of Plagiarism Learning Objects to help students understand what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid committing plagiarism in their work. This tutorial aims to help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid committing it. It will take 15 minutes to complete.