Teaching

Things to share during Zoom Play Session

Posted on 29 September 2020 by Paul Brennan

Screen sharing White board is in Screen sharing. Annotate with text, drawings, etc Save screen- button on right of Annotate Clear annotations – host can clear own, others, all… Can share files: e.g. a Powerpoint presentation for plenary Annotation also possible on documents Can sharing co-working document (OneDrive, perhaps) Share a link through chat, perhaps
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Inspired by bilingual assessment

Posted on 28 July 2020 by Paul Brennan

Dw i’n eisiau rannu cyfrif o asesiad dwyieithog. I want to share an account of a bilingual assessment. Last year, I was asked by Awen Iorwerth if I would consider making submissions for the Elective assessment available in Welsh. This seemed like a relatively straight forward task so I agreed to look into it. We
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A year of Liberating Structures in Education

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Paul Brennan

It’s just over a year since I attended my first Cardiff LS Meet Up and saw what could be achieved by Liberating Structures. Since, I have used LS with staff, students and facilitated workshops with academics, computer professionals and consultants. I have played with LS in person and online. My facilitation skills have deepened and
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Three new Liberating Structures for me…

Posted on 1 November 2019 by Paul Brennan

This week I was part of a Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop in London. It was held at Happy Ltd and was a very interesting couple of days. In order to embed some Structures, I want to reflect on three that I used and enjoyed. To be honest, Liberating Structures can be difficult to understand from
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Inspired by Liberating Structures…

Posted on 1 May 2019 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, I attended a Meetup with the Cardiff Liberating Structures group. I found out about it because of an advert from Meetup. Through Meetup, I help organise the CaRdiff User Group (an informal R learning group) and Meetup alerts me to new groups. For some reason, my interest was piqued. I can’t really remember why…
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Teaching R in Namibia – Day One

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Paul Brennan

As the sun rises in the bright blue sky, I can hear different birds, dogs barking and light traffic. The trees, cacti and the flowers brighten the generally brown landscape. I’m reflecting on yesterday’s teaching and the plans for today. I’ve come a long way to teach R, an open source statistical programming language at University
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Inspiring morning at C21 Curriculum Conference…

Posted on 27 March 2015 by Paul Brennan

This morning I had the privilage of listening to three very interesting talks during the 5th Annual Curriculum Conference at the Cardiff University School of Medicine. I am going to describe them briefly. The first talk was from Ruth Hussey OBE, the Chief Medical Officer for Wales. Ruth talked about the key challenges in Wales
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Inspired by colleagues and students…

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Paul Brennan

I work with some amazing people – open-minded, creative and enthusiastic people – students, administrators and academic staff. These people encourage me to be brave and enthusiastic too. They make me keen to go to work, keen to try new things and keep my working environment positive. Let me give you some examples. Over the
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My first experiences of Case Based Learning….

Posted on 19 January 2015 by Paul Brennan

Last week I completed the first full cycle of facilitation of Case Based Learning. Case Based Learning represents a significant change in the delivery of the Medical Curriculum in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University. A high level of student participation in their learning is a key element of new course. I was recently
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Cancer & Genetics Student Selected Component…

Posted on 11 November 2014 by Paul Brennan

Last week, the Institute of Cancer and Genetics hosted a new Student Selected Component for Year 2 Medical Students. The feedback was very positive.  Both students and tutors were happy with the experience. The SSC was designed jointly by Dr Ned Powell and myself with help from Dr Derek Lang, Dr Laura Thomas, Dr Kayleigh
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