Cardiff Q-Step Centre Annual Conference
24th September, 2015, Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University
Quantitative Pedagogy in Action
The Q-Step initiative is not just about more quantitative methods teaching, but how we teach quantitative methods. Q-Step also needs to tackle student perception of social science and create a constituency of young people who aspire to be social scientists. This conference takes place after 18 months of the establishment of the Q-Step Centres. It is a critical exploration of teaching methods, assessment and the experiences and views of employers, teachers and other stakeholders.
10.00 Coffee and Registration
Professor Malcolm Williams, Director Cardiff Q-Step
Introduction: Revolution, resistance and entryism - six years of quantitative teaching at Cardiff.
10.45 Session One- Winning Hearts and Minds in the School and FE Sector
Rhys Jones, Cardiff University.
What and how we are teaching the 6th formers
Lisa Newman (Vice principal of St David’s 6th form college)
Janis Griffiths (former Chief Examiner of Sociology for Wales – WJEC)
Schools and colleges perspective
Neil Sheldon, Vice President for Statistical Education and Literacy, Royal Statistical Society Developing
Statistical Literacy: the RSS perspective
12.30 Lunch & Networking
13.30 Session Two- Developing Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Professor Denise Whitelock, Open University
‘Optimising feedback for student motivation and engagement’.
Assessment and feedback: Moving towards Advice for Action
Professor Melanie Nind and Sarah Lewthwaite, Southampton University
Teaching quantitative methods: Expert practitioners talk about pedagogy.
14.30 Session Three – The Employer Perspective
Introduction - Luke Sloan
Ed Dunn, Office for National Statistics
Brett Duggan, Arad Research
16.00 Session Four - Embedding Quantitative Content: the Cardiff Experience
Sin Yi Cheung, Cardiff Q-Step
Embedding in a Race and Ethnicity module – two years on
Will Baker and Marco Pomati, Cardiff Q-Step
Honor Young, Cardiff Q-step
Lies, Dammed Lies and Statistics
Panel discussion with students
When & Where
Cardiff University School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences is a world leading centre for innovative and interdisciplinary social science research and training.