Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Foundation - Dialogue
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
This is a Foundation Year module and only available to Level 0 students
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Seminar Summary (individual)  (1,200 words)  60%
Semester Assessment Seminar presentation (group)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Seminar Summary (individual)  (1,200 words)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Written summary  Written summary of contribution to seminar presentation (500 words)  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the chosen theme.

2. Identify and address trends relating to the chosen theme.

3. Engage with information from a range of learning resources and guests from different backgrounds (e.g. textbooks, academic papers, popular media, digital media, seminar guests)

4. Reflect on learning pathways.​

Brief description

This module is designed to give Foundation Year students a broad understanding of a given topic of contemporary interest. In this case, students will gather information in discussion and dialogue with experts and seminar guest presenters.

The themes that will be explored will be drawn from the Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The 7 goals identified by the Welsh Government are:

A Prosperous Wales
A Resilient Wales
A More Equal Wales
A Healthier Wales
A Wales of Cohesive Communities
A Wales of Vibrant Culture & Welsh Language
A Globally Responsible Wales


Content is delivered through weekly 1 x 2 hour seminar sessions relating to the given topic of dialogue. The theme can, as required, link to content of other foundation modules to provide further opportunity for learning and reflection.

Dissemination will take a form chosen by the student/groups of students e.g. performance, film, short story along with their seminar summaries and learning journal.

For example, if the topic of a More Equal Wales were to be explored, speakers/presenters could include colleagues from DGES, International Politics, Aber Business School and Education, plus external speakers such as the MP or AM for Ceredigion.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students will apply and interpret quantitative data in their seminar summary and group presentation
Communication Students will develop a range of communication skills, including: reading in different contexts and for different purposes; writing for different purposes and audiences; speaking different contexts and for different purposes (including presentation and discussion).
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will show awareness of their personal preferences and needs, and barriers to learning. They will review their progress in a Learning Journal.
Information Technology Students will use a range of software packages, online research tools, and develop presentation skills involving information and data.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will develop awareness of their personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course progression
Problem solving Students will identify factors and issues relating to the chosen topic and how these might influence and be influenced by society and community.
Research skills Students will research and summarise academic and non-academic sources for use in coursework as well as in seminar sessions.
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop awareness of issues relating to the topic in the student’s chosen subject area and how issues relating to the topic in other academic areas may be relevant to their problem solving approach.
Team work Students will develop an understanding of group dynamics, contribute to the setting of group goals, contribute effectively to the planning of group activities and play an active part in group activities.


This module is at CQFW Level 3