QED Talks & Seminar Series

Following the success of the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, the Quality Enhancement Directorate has developed a number of 'QED Talks' and a  Seminar Series - to inspire and inform staff throughout the year.

QED Talks

QED Talks logoIn these monthly short and snappy lunchtime sessions, colleagues will introduce a focussed element of learning and teaching.  There will be case studies to spice up your practice, think-pieces, and controversial & contemporary topics to explore.  Forget TED talks, QED talks will spark your teaching imagination!  No booking is required for these events - and feel free to bring your lunch!

Due to the current situation, the next QED TALK scheduled for 18th March, 12.15 - 1pm, in the Heart Space, CSAD has been postposedA new date will be published soon. Leanne Freeman will be presenting 'Gender in academia and the Women's Network'. In this QED Talk, Leanne will explore how her personal identity as a feminist underpins and drives her academic work.

No need to book - see you there!

Previous QED Talks:

 Panopto ReView logoThurs 30th Jan 2020, Sarah Curran (CSSHS) 'Embedding creativity into teaching' 

Panopto ReView logoTues 10th Dec 2019, Henry Dawson (CSSHS) "Feedback – what goes wrong and what can we do about it?"

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Seminar Series

QED Seminar Series logoSome topics are worthy of deeper exploration: In these longer 2-hour sessions, we delve into contemporary themes in pedagogy. We explore the theory and research behind a range of important developments in learning and teaching, and discuss the application and challenges of these key developments - both to your own practice and to organisational processes.  (A light buffet lunch will be provided)

More details of forthcoming QED Seminars coming very soon!

Previous QED Seminars:

2017 - 18 Seminar series

Contract Cheating within HE

2016 - 17 Seminar series

The inaugural seminar event took place on 7th September 2016 and was led by Professor Sally Brown who addressed a range of contemporary issues facing the HE sector, in particular student  retention and challenges facing the sector in the next five years.

The Spring 2017 Seminar series event was led by Professor Sue Bloxham. Sue delivered a workshop addressing Authentic Assessment and a seminar exploring staff and students understanding of academic judgement. 

In April 2017, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff University collaborated to deliver a seminar exploring the evolving pedagogy of the Flipped Classroom. Delegates had the opportunity to experience a flipped classroom, and then hear case studies from Llŷr Roberts and Dr Kate Gilliver.