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Cynhadledd Cyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol 2014 - Future Directions Conference 2014

Graddedigion Byd-eang: Galluogi Dysgu Hyblyg

2-3 Ebrill 2014 Prifysgol Aberystwyth

Cynhaliwyd ail Gynhadledd Dysgu ac Addysgu Cyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol ar 2-3 Ebrill 2014 ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth. Daeth dros 200 o gynadleddwyr ynghyd o bob cwr o Gymru a thu hwnt ar gyfer cyfres o sesiynau ym meysydd Graddedigion Nodedig Addysgu Ysbrydoledig Dysgu ar gyfer Cyflogaeth Dysgu mewn Cyflogaeth Myfyrwyr fel Partneriaid a Theithiau Dysgwyr.

Roedd amrywiaeth eang o sesiynau yn cynnwys areithiau allweddol gan yr Athro Ron Barnett (Athro Emeritws mewn Addysg Uwch Ysgol Addysg Prifysgol Llundain) a’r Athro Shân Wareing (Dirprwy Is-Ganghellor Dysgu ac Addysgu ym Mhrifysgol Newydd Buckinghamshire) paneli myfyrwyr gweithdai sesiynau nano-ddysgu sesiynau trafod cyflwyniadau posteri a phapurau. 


Mae’r rhaglen yn rhoi trosolwg o’r sesiynau a’r gweithgareddau a gynhaliwyd yn y gynhadledd:

Rhaglen cynhadledd Cyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol - Cymraeg (DOC 100KB)

Future Directions conference programme - English (DOC 100KB)

Llawlyfr Cynhadledd Cyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol

Mae llawlyfr y gynhadledd yn cynnwys gwybodaeth fanwl am y  gynhadledd gan gynnwys: gwybodaeth am y gynhadledd a’r sesiynau cyflwyniadau i linynnau gwaith a thema newydd Cyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol crynodebau’r sesiynau gwybodaeth am y prif ddigwyddiad a mwy:

Rhaglen y Gynhadledd - Cymraeg (PDF 3MB)

Programme handbook - English (PDF 3MB)

Deunyddiau’r Gynhadledd

Mae deunyddiau o sesiynau Cynhadledd Cyfeiriadau’r Dyfodol 2014 Graddedigion Byd-eang: Galluogi Dysgu Hyblyg ar gael isod. Gallwch hefyd gael cipolwg ar y digwyddiad drwy edrych ar ein stori Storify o’r gynhadledd. Os gwnaethoch chi gyflwyniad yn y gynhadledd ac nad yw deunyddiau eich sesiwn chi yn ymddangos ar y dudalen hon a’ch bod am iddynt gael eu cynnwys anfonwch gopi o’ch deunyddiau at


Global Graduates: Enabling Flexible Learning

2-3 April 2014 Aberystwyth University

The second Future Directions Learning and Teaching Conference took place on 2-3 April 2014 at Aberystwyth University. Over 200 delegates from across Wales and beyond gathered for a series of sessions in the areas of Distinctive Graduates Inspiring Teaching Learning for Employment Learning in Employment Students as Partners and Learner Journeys.

A wide variety of sessions included keynotes from Professor Ron Barnett  (Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the Institute of Education University of London) and Professor Shân Wareing (Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching at Buckinghamshire New University) student panels workshops nano-teach sessions discussion sessions papers and poster presentations.


The programme provides an overview of the sessions and activities that are taking place during the conference:

Future Directions conference programme - English (DOC 100KB)

Future Directions conference programme - Cymraeg (DOC 100KB)


Future Directions conference handbook

The conference handbook contains detailed information about the conference including; conference and session information introductions to the new Future Directions theme and workstrands session abstracts information about the showcase and much more:

Programme handbook - English (PDF 3MB)

Programme handbook - Cymraeg (PDF 3MB)

Conference materials

Session materials from the Future Directions Conference 2014 Global Graduates: Enabling Flexible Learning are available below. You can also get a snapshot of the action by accessing our Storify story from the conference. If you presented at the conference and your session materials do not appear on this page but you would like them to please send a copy of your materials to

Keynote speakers - Prif siaradwyr

Keynote one - Ron Barnett / Araith allweddol 1 - Ron Barnett

Calling flexibility to account: pitfalls and possibilities - English (PPT 288KB)

Galw hyblygrwydd i gyfrif: camau gwag a phosibiliadau - Cymraeg (PPT 283KB)


Keynote two - Shân Wareing / Araith allweddol 2 - Shân Wareing

Gyroscopes change and higher education - English (PDF 1 011KB)

Gerisgopau newid ac addysg uwch - Cymraeg (PDF 990KB)

Handout - English (DOC 33KB)

Handout - Cymraeg (DOC 35KB)

Breakout one

Cognitive mapping as a teaching and assessment tool Alys Einion (PPT 948KB)

Developing and supporting a flexible curriculum: a participatory workshop Paul Richardson Lis Parcell and Peter Chatterton (PDF 1.53MB)

Wise Wales and working towards partnership Alex Butterworth (PPT 1.35MB)

Knowing you’re there: analysing technological engagement to enhance retention and success Jo Smedley and Clive Mulholland (PPT 393 KB)

Enabling flexible learning: reflections on our first online module David Poyton and Ruth Atkins (PPT 915KB)

Breakout two

Students who care and their learning journeys to HE Gayle Hudson and Eleri Chilcott (PDF 525KB)

Inter-professional learning in healthcare courses Zoe Morris-Williams and Gaynor Williams (PDF 560KB)

Flexible learning for the early childhood sector: developing flexible learning higher education for those already working with young children and families Glenda Tinney and Ann-Marie Gealy (PPT 166KB)

Using student dialogue sheets to inspire teaching Mary Jacob and Grace Burton (PPT 1.75MB)

Using student dialogue sheets to inspire teaching-Handout Mary Jacob and Grace Burton (PDF 575KB)

From freshers to finals: five fillips to fan flames Thandi Gilder Fay Short Susan Clarkson Andrea Palomo Guto Gwilym Ludger Hartley and Daniel Evans (PPT 3.6MB)

Inspiring teaching inspiring collective problem solving: designing an online learning and teaching community to support the professional development of lecturers at Aberystwyth University Joanne Maddern (PPT 3.49MB)

Valuing Experiential Learning: empowering the Learner Journey Liz Wilson Elsie Reynolds and Lowri Harries (PPT 403KB)

Students and digital innovation: what can we learn from recent projects? Lis Parcell and Sarah Knight (PPT 6.14MB)

Enhancing medical students’ employment prospects in rural and remote Wales Heledd Iago and Judy McKimm (PPT 6.25MB)

Healthcare professionals stand out from the crowd Keren Williamson (PDF 509KB)

An empirical examination of the relationship between student motivation to study and the perception that such efforts will enhance employment prospects David Alcock (PPT 3.14MB)

Developing graduate attributes and skills across the institution Stephen Bostock (PPT 1.3MB)

By students for students: co-facilitating professional values in the classroom Cathy Minett-Smith and Carol Matthews (PPT 346KB)

Breakout three

Widening access to teaching Geography through the medium of Welsh by using video-conferencing technology and lecture capturing Hywel Griffiths (PDF 929KB)

Inclusive education: ensuring a positive learning experience for students from Welsh medium education Sue Tangney Nikki Donavan Daniel Tiplady and Gwenda Roberts (PPT109KB)

Joining the dots: bringing together a variety of staff development strands in support of learning teaching and assessment Karen Fitzgibbon (PPT 225KB)

Defining & developing your approach to employability: a framework for higher education institutions Maureen Tibby and Doug Cole (PPT 2.59MB)

Making a difference: the Higher Education Achievement Report: supporting employability and career development in Wales and beyond Rob Ward Gary Jones and John Paul Jackson (PPT 4.84MB)

Use of on-line formative exercises for the development of skills in writing a scientific literature review Basil T Wolf (PDF 1.26MB)

Equipping the mobile teacher: a project to provide ‘just in time’ support for trainee teachers Christine Davies (PDF 895KB)

Creating an employer responsive curriculum Andrew Cox and Robert Payne (PPT 463KB)

Breakout four

Developing students’ employability skills – helping them stand out from the crowd Val Chapman and Will Bowen-Jones (PPT 1.28MB)

Student-led curriculum for experiencing employability Julie Prior Karen Fitzgibbon and Lesley Long (PPT 1.34MB)

Student Stories – engaging students in staff development Simon Horrocks (PPT 177KB)

Increasing employment prospects of History and Classics students in Wales: a case study from Swansea University Evelien Bracke (PPT 2.82MB)

Students as partners in researching museum collections Aimee Ward (PPT 73KB)

The reflections of Welsh students graduate alumni and employers on the impacts of global initiatives to develop learning for employment Jaqcui Jones (PPT 1.22MB)

Enabling technology for effective learning engagement Andre du Plooy and Julie Gwilliam (PPT 736KB)

Cutting the Gordian Knot: rethinking progression Stephen Bostock (PPT 747KB)

Learning in and for the workplace – technologies that deliver Jeffrey Lewis

Bending without breaking: developing quality flexible learning experiences Jo Smedley and Mary Hulford (PPT 360KB)

Learning space

Nano-teach A

Digital badges – new opportunities Mike Swanson (PPT 1.63MB)

Digital badges – new opportunities - handout Mike Swanson (PDF 521KB)

Adding realism and accessibility to online teaching activities Gareth Norris and David Wilcockson (PPT 3.59MB)

Nano-teach B

Developing teaching through assessment in partnership Rhian Lloyd (PPT 1.63MB)

Nano-teach C

Student employability – self-regulated learning and the development of a graduate employability indicator Saffron Passam (PPT 1.06MB)

Education internship project Rhiannon Packer and Catherine Tarling (PPT 445KB)


The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.