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The Reading Group is one means by which SchREC promotes
discussion of ideas in educational development prompted by published literature
on learning and teaching.
All are welcome to participate in our face-to-face
discussions at SEDA conferences and in our occasional online discussions,
posted periodically on SEDA’s electronic mailing list.
Recent papers chosen for discussion have been:
Macfarlane, B & Hughes, G (2009) Turning
teachers into academics? The role of educational development in fostering
synergy between teaching and research, IETI 46 (1) February 2009 pp 5-14. Susan Crozier and
Ranald MacDonald facilitated small group discussions on this paper as part of
the SEDA conference in May 2009.
Manathunga, C. “Unhomely” academic developer identities:
More post-colonial explorations, IJAD 12.1 Ranald MacDonald and
Frances Deepwell facilitated this discussion, which was framed with two
complementary perspectives prompted by the article, captured on video. The
first, by the author herself, justified her perspective on the educational
development mainstream as a form of colonialism; the second, by Sian Waring,
discussing the significance of disciplinary-based conceptions of pedagogical
development as another form of colonialism.