Welsh Baccalaureate

Sign up now for the free Teaching Research Skills Conference – 12 July 2019

Welsh Baccalaureate teachers and coordinators are invited to attend a free one day skills development event which aims to improve the confidence of staff in delivering the skills challenge certificate. Specifically, based on feedback from previous events, this year’s conference will focus on the development of numeracy skills for research. The conference programme has been developed by Cardiff University academics in partnership with advisory teachers. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend 5 workshops during the day. The workshops will give delegates the opportunity to learn more about how to analyse and interpret numerical data. The conference is open to teachers delivering research methods teaching, either as part of the Skills Challenge Certificate, or the Extended Qualification Project. This teacher conference is funded by CSC and EAS regional consortia. Teachers from across the UK are welcome to register to attend, however, priority will be given in the first instance to teachers from schools within CSC and EAS.

European Union information Sources

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

Cardiff University Press

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

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

Cardiff University’s Annual Welsh Baccalaureate Teachers Conference

The Welsh Baccalaureate Teachers Conference is hosted by the School of Social Sciences. The annual event takes place during the summer term and is aimed at teachers who support and deliver the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification in key stages 4 and 5. The skills based conference is also suitable for any teacher wanting to undertake action research in their own school or college. The Conference programme is delivered by researchers from across Cardiff University together with advisory teachers and partner organisation. The day long programme includes workshops and lectures which aim to support teachers by increasing their confidence in teaching research skills. The day provides teachers with the opportunity to meet and speak with researchers, access bespoke resources and engage with colleagues from other schools and colleges to share ideas and network. Follow the links below to find out more about past events and access online resources.

Harvard Referencing – Tutorial

This tutorial will help you understand how to: •cite sources in your written work •include quotations in your written work •write your references list using the Cardiff University Harvard referencing style.

Welsh Bacc Global Citizenship Challenge: Evaluating the Evidence

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

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

Science in Health Lecture Series

The Science in Health Public Lecture Series are free events that attract a diverse audience including the public, secondary school pupils and professionals. The series aims to open up areas of concern in health care and present new research on health issues to the public. The lectures are held on Thursday evenings, running from October to June in the large Chemistry Lecture Theatre of the University Main Building. The lectures are free and no booking is required. Local year 12 and 13 pupils have the opportunity to meet with the speaker prior to the lecture. If you are a year 12 or 13 pupil and wish to meet with one of the forthcoming speakers, please contact Medic Engagement.

medicengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

Individual Project Proposals Bank – Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Researchers from across the University have been working with the WJEC to provide research proposals for the Individual Project relating to their area of research. Teachers and learners can access all of the approved Proposals via the WJEC resource page. Learners can now access contemporary and real life research proposals to help them formulate their own titles. The learner will be able to undertake research related to their future degree course, linked to the University they want to apply for, and for future employment. The Schools Partnership Project is managing the project in conjunction with the WJEC and these will be posted as they become approved. To view the Proposals currently available on the WJEC website, please click on the title here. - Once you have reacher the 'related documents' page scroll down to view the Individual project Proposals. - Find the subject of interest, click on the link and scroll through the different proposals offered by each of the participating universities.

Teachers@cardiff.ac.uk

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

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

Welsh Baccalaureate: Is it plagiarism?

Test your understanding of plagiarism with this quiz.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Notemaking: Reading, lectures and revision

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: Being Digital

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

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: Why, When and How: Citing and referencing

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.

Welsh Baccalaureate: 5 top tips on how to avoid plagiarism- the video

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 library Service has created a series of Plagiarism Learning Objects to help students understand what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid committing plagiarism in their work. This video provides advice for students on common errors in citing and referencing, and some tips on how to avoid charges of plagiarism.

Schools Health Research Network

The Schools Health Research Network is a group of 212 secondary schools across Wales who have joined forces with researchers and other organisations supporting young people’s health to increase the quality, quantity and relevance of school-based health improvement research in Wales. Visit their website to find out more.

Online resource for A-level Geography: Cardiff Case Studies:

The School of Geography and Planning have developed the Cardiff Case Studies initiative to help our contemporary research inform and inspire the teaching of Geography in classrooms across the UK. Case Studies have been developed together with the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and provide short summaries of research undertaken by our academics. They have been designed to be relevant to school syllabi and can be free to download by Geography teachers and students. Topic available include: 1. Human geography - Explore case studies on cultural, development, economic and social geography, as well as sustainability and the environment. 2. Physical geography - Discover physical geography with case studies covering issues such as climate change and coastal management. 3. Research methods - Learn about various research methods used in the field of geography.

MackieP@cardiff.ac.uk