Workshop objectives Professional knowledge – developing your knowledge of the subject you will teach Methodological information – an introduction to theory that underpins learning and teaching practices (learning styles) Group-specific dynamics skills – group dynamics, strategies for different situations Organizational knowledge – standards and regulations, rules and practices, norms and values. Content The online workshop will be split into four parts; Part 1: Understanding the personal traits of a high-quality tutor Part 2: Learning the key skills involved in planning teaching Part 3: Getting involved in a variety of teaching methods with smaller groups Part 4: Understanding some key principles relating to assessment. Presenter: Dyddgu Hywel Background Dyddgu studied a BSc (Hons) Design and Technology Secondary Education leading to Qualified Teacher Status' at Bangor University and she graduated with a first-class honors degree. She was a lecturer and A Level Design and Technology subject tutor at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, before being appointed as a Design and Technology teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun. She is now working as a senior lecturer in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University and has been there for over seven years. Her expertise lies in the effective use of teaching methods, student engagement and the use of technology enhanced learning. This workshop will benefit postgraduate students who are stepping into teaching for the first time and want to develop their teaching skills in front of a classroom and online teaching. This workshop will offer innovative teaching methods and boost their confidence in teaching.
Workshop: Teaching Skills for Postgraduate students
Journalism across the world 2023
Online sessions discussing the work and experiences of journalists who work, or have worked abroad, and the importance and role of the Welsh language in their career. It is an opportunity for students, learners, pupils and academics interested in journalism to hear from, and question a host of journalists. Remember to register for the seminars. 2023 SEMINARS: Illtud Dafydd, 31 January 2023, 5pm (WATCH THE RECORDING) Sports journalist with the international news agency Agence France-Presse in Paris. Megan Davies, 15 February 2023, 5.30pm (WATCH THE RECORDING) A journalist who has worked for Vogue in Paris before returning to Wales to work for BBC Wales. Andy Bell, 15 March 2023, 7.00pm (WATCH THE RECORDING) Journalist, producer and reporter who has worked in Australia for over three decades and is the 'voice of Australia' for Welsh-language media.
Working with Children and Young People Conference (16 Feb 2022)
Free online conference on possible career options for those wishing to work with children or young people (not including teaching). The conference was held on Wednesday 16 February 2022 through the medium of Welsh with no simultaneous translation. 1.00: Keynote Speaker – Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive of Mudiad Meithrin 2.00: Employability Panel – The Urdd (Aled Pickard), Academy Arts Performing School and actress (Jalisa Andrews), GISDA (Siân Elen Tomos), Play Wales (Matthew Jenkins) 2.50: BREAK 3.00: Enterprise – a talk with Gwenllian Stephens who set up Cwtch Nursery in Carmarthenshire 3.30: Further Qualification Panel – learn about pursuing other courses after leaving college; speech therapy (Catrin Phillips), probation (Eirian Evans), social work (Gwenan Prysor, Bangor University) and university research (Cadi Siôn, Bangor University) 4.15: Open discussion 4.30: Finish Recordings of the individual sessions can be veiwed below:
This is an interactive digital resource containing information on jobs and opportunities in health and care in Wales. The Tregyrfa website has been developed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). Tregyrfa aims to share information about the wealth of job opportunities available within the National Health Service (NHS) and care sector.
University Ready is your easy-to-use hub, whether you’re about to move on to university-level education, or if you’re supporting someone who is – perhaps as a parent, teacher, carer or adviser. You can search by topic – like study skills, wellbeing and mental health, or student life – by institution, and by subject area, so you can be sure of getting straight to the resources you need.
Esboniadur Tirfesureg (Surveying Explained)
An easy-to-use resource containing definitions and explanations of terms relating to the subject of surveying. The resource is for a variety of users, including university students, learners in further education colleges and professionals within the construction and surveying fields, and benefits the Welsh public sector in terms of terminology relevant to Local Development Plans and planning applications. The entries are divided into two main categories namely pure surveying and land and property surveying. The resource is the result of work by the University of South Wales School of Built Environment.
150 New Resources
Press Release: More than 150 new resources have been published on the Porth Adnoddau, the Coleg Cymraeg's resources website, to support lecturers and practitioners in further education colleges and trainers working with apprenticeships. The resources will support educators to provide Welsh-medium and bilingual provision for all learners and apprentices whatever their Welsh language skills, in line with the aims of the Further Education and Apprenticeship Welsh-medium Action Plan launched by the Government in 2019. The Coleg Cymraeg has lead the national project to create and update over 150 Welsh language and bilingual digital resources across four priority subjects of Health and Care, Childcare, Public Services and Agriculture. The project was funded by a £150,000 grant from the Welsh Government. At present, the percentage of learning activities in the post-16 sector taking place through the medium of Welsh or bilingually is very low, but the Action Plan aims for a significant increase over the next few years. Ensuring that suitable resources are available to practitioners, lecturers and trainers is key to achieving the plan's objectives, especially given the relatively low percentage of the workforce who consider themselves Welsh speakers. According to the project manager, Dr Lowri Morgans, an Academic Manager at the Coleg Cymraeg, the project will have a far-reaching impact on the aims of Cymraeg 2050, the Government's national language strategy, to “develop post-compulsory education provision which increases rates of progression and supports everyone, whatever their command of the language, to develop Welsh language skills for use socially and in the workplace.” Dr Morgans said: "The aim of the project is to ensure that high-quality blended learning resources are available bilingually or through the medium of Welsh from Levels 1 to 3 across the priority areas. "Our subject co-ordinators, who are experienced specialists in their fields, have worked with e-learning specialists to ensure that the resources developed meet the needs of lecturers and practitioners in Wales and fill the gaps identified in terms of the lack of Welsh language and bilingual resources.” To support apprentices specifically, the Coleg has commissioned "Prentis-iaith at Understanding Level". The resource supports trainees who have some understanding of Welsh to further develop their skills, and follows on from the success of the original version, "Prentis-iaith at Awareness Level", which was previously commissioned to develop language awareness and has been downloaded from the Porth Adnoddau over 11,000 times. Fourteen resources have been created and updated in the field of Childcare, including Bilingual Childcare Vocabulary Posters. Joanne DeBurgh, a Childcare lecturer at Bridgend College, said: "We’ve printed all the posters on A3 paper and they’ve been put up in every classroom. Also, in the Childcare department, A5 copies have been inserted into the students' books to help with any tasks where they need the terms in Welsh. "Every resource has been useful. We need bilingual resources as we don't have many students who come from Welsh-medium schools or Welsh-speaking families.” Sixteen resources have been created and updated in Health and Care. Moli Harrington, a lecturer in Health and Care at Merthyr Tydfil College, said: "It's great to see that the Coleg Cymraeg not only commissioned new resources, but also took the time to collate and update presentations already created by sector staff. Sharing resources among different colleges facilitates bilingual teaching within Health and Care across Wales and gives us more time to focus on our learners. I look forward to seeing what resources will be placed on the Coleg Cymraeg's Porth Adnoddau next.” Sixty-two resources have been created and updated in Public Services, including 60 interactive learning units. Carolann Healy, a Public Services lecturer at Coleg Sir Gâr, said: "It's great to see bilingual versions of the BLC's Public Services resources, and they’ve been well-received by students and lecturers. Welsh is now being strengthened as a normal and natural language in our further education colleges to create a workforce that is bilingual. These resources are also a way of strengthening students' language skills in new areas and for those who may not have practised the language since their school days.” Sixty-three resources have been created and updated in Agriculture, including an updated farm animal health resource. David John, a lecturer in Agriculture at Bridgend College, said: "The resources are excellent and really help in the lesson especially when introducing a new subject. I really like that you can easily toggle between Welsh and English.” All the new resources can be found via the Porth Adnoddau.
Dathlu a Datblygu Cymraeg Gwaith
This is a webinar for learners and tutors involved with the Work Welsh in Further and Higher Education project and for anyone who has a Welsh language planning role in their organization. The webinar will be presented via Zoom through the medium of Welsh with simultaneous translation into English. With funding from the National Centre for Learning Welsh, the project has upgraded the Welsh language skills of staff at universities and colleges during the last five years throughout Wales. Join our webinar to celebrate the successes of Work Welsh in both sectors and to hear from the learners themselves. The second part of the webinar will be an opportunity to hear about future developments. Date and time Thursday 16th December 10am-11.30am 10am - Celebrating Work Welsh 11am - Developing Work Welsh Contributors Dona Lewis, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Planning and Development at the National Centre for Learning Welsh Nia Brodrick - Coordinator of Work Welsh in Further Education Owen Thomas - Coordinator of Work Welsh in Higher Education Learners' Panel - Representatives from colleges and universities in Wales Tutors of the scheme To register, click on the registration form link below:
Ar-lên 2021-22: Revision Webinars for AS/A Level Welsh students (December 2...
Ar-lên 2021-22: Revision Webinars for AS/A Level Welsh students (December 2021 - March 2022)
These live revision webinars are organized by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for year 12 and 13 students studying AS / A Level Welsh (First Language). The sessions will be hosted by lecturers from the Welsh departments of Bangor, Aberystwyth, Swansea and Cardiff universities, with the aim of enhancing your understanding of some of the literature topics you are studying in class. The sessions will be held in Welsh through Zoom between 4.30-5.15pm on Wednesday afternoons, with the first session on Wednesday 1 December 2021. 2021 1 December 2021: Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Prifysgol Caerdydd (Bl.13) 8 December 2021: Gwerthfawrogi Rhyddiaith, Yr Athro Angharad Price, Prifysgol Bangor (Bl.13 + Bl.12) 2022 2 February 2022: Ymarfer Papur Gramadeg, Dr Alex Lovell, Prifysgol Abertawe (Bl.12) 9 February 2022: Hedd Wyn (Ffilm), Yr Athro Tudur Hallam, Prifysgol Abertawe (Bl.12) 16 February 2022: Branwen, Dr Aled Llion Jones, Prifysgol Bangor (Bl.13) 2 March 2022: Martha, Jac a Sianco (Caryl Lewis), Dr Bleddyn Owen Huws, Prifysgol Aberystwyth (Bl.13) 9 March 2022: Sul y Mamau yn Greenham (Menna Elfyn), Dr Rhiannon Marks, Prifysgol Caerdydd (Bl.12) 16 March 2022: Y Genhedlaeth Goll (Alan Llwyd), Yr Athro Mererid Hopwood, Prifysgol Aberystwyth The link for the event will be emailed to you on the day or the day before. Pupils, students, teachers and student teachers welcome. You'll be able to contribute or ask questions using the chat. Remember to follow the @CymraegCCC Twitter account and Instagram @instagymraeg account for more information and news about Welsh as a Subject. To register, click on the registration form link below:
Studying Welsh at university (Webinar)
Webinar: Studying Welsh at university In year 12 or 13? Want to know more about studying Welsh as a subject at university? Find out more about what's on offer, and hear the opinions of our ambassadors studying the subject about their courses and their life as students of Welsh. Presentation recorded in November 2021. Includes: General information about studying Welsh at university, e.g. Where can you study Welsh? What can you study in terms of courses and modules? What financial help is available? (up to 19 minutes) Conversation between our ambassadors and current students about studying Welsh at university (19 minutes onwards) Welsh medium presentation.
This is a conference for students aged 16 years and over in schools, colleges and universities who are considering a career in engineering, computer science or a related discipline. What career paths can you follow? What demand is there for your skills in Wales and in Welsh? The Conference will be held over Zoom through the medium of Welsh with simultaneous translation to English You will hear from people who work in these disciplines. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions. Chair: Ann Beynon, Former EHRC Commissioner Wales, Former Director, BT Wales. Speakers: Peter Gwyn Williams - Digital Infrastructure Department, Welsh Government Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, Director of ICT & Digital Business, Digital Health and Care Wales Mark Davies, Civil Engineer, Director at EDAF Siwan Owen, Associate Development Manager at Electronic Arts Ceri Mai, Degree Apprentice in Cyber Security Gwynedd Council, Hywel Ifans, Director at BCC IT Rhys Williams, Systems & IT Manager, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
Dr Elen Ifan, ‘Gwerddon: Astudiaethau cerddo-lenyddol yng Nghymru: y diffyg...
Dr Elen Ifan, ‘Gwerddon: Astudiaethau cerddo-lenyddol yng Nghymru: y diffyg a’r galw' (2021)
This article provides a critical overview of word and music studies, or musico-literary studies, in Wales. This field of study investigates the relationship between literature and music in its various forms. The scope of this article encompasses critical works published in the second half of the twentieth century in Welsh and aims to discuss the main ideas and works of significance or influence, whilst recognising that it is not possible to refer to each individual publication in a single overview. The field of study in Wales is placed in a critical context with an overview of the main points of interest in the wider discipline, and the article also identifies areas for further research in the field in Welsh.