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SEDA Spring Learning Teaching & Assessment Conference 2009


SEDA Spring Learning Teaching & Assessment Conference 2009

Underpinning Academic Practice with Research and Scholarship

07 May 2009 - 08 May 2009

Location: Brighton

Conference Programme

Thursday 7th May 2009 - Day 1 (click here for day 2)

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09.00 - 09.30

Registration and coffee

09.30 - 10.00

Welcome and introductions

10.00 - 11.00


Being and Becoming a Scholar of Teaching and Learning
Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Institute of Education

11.00 - 11.15


11.15 - 12.45

Parallel Session 1

  1. Developing Inclusive Academic Practice Through an Appreciative Inquiry Approach
    Val Chapman and Will Bowen-Jones

  2. Case Studies: a potential nexus for communities of practice and research
    Alan Masson, Philip Turbitt and Karen Evans

  3. Doing Your Research Project With No New Resources
    Steve Outram

  4. 11.15 - 12.00: Blending Generic and Discipline-Specific Development for New Academic Staff: what do they want and what do they need?
    Darren Comber and Lorraine Walsh
    12.00 - 12.45: Developing a Distributed Scholarly Community
    Rachel Gosling, Sam Godden and Nicola Scull

  5. 11.15 - 12.00: Criteria for Effective Development of Academic Staff Through Practitioner Research
    Steve Swithenby and Laura Hills
    11.15 - 12.00: “It’s Really Making a Difference”: a case study of how small-scale research projects can enhance teaching and learning”
    Barbara Dexter and Roy Seden

2.45 - 13.45


13.45 - 14.30

Parallel Session 2

  1. Researching Our Practice
    Vivien Martin

  2. Using Self-Coding Text Analysis Software to Evaluate Student Coursework
    John Sweet and Trevor Austin

  3. Continuing Professional Development in Higher Education – the role of the scholarship of teaching and learning
    Lewis Elton

  4. Students’ Views About Research Informed Teaching – a case study
    Charles Buckley

  5. Mainstreaming Research-Informed Teaching
    Stuart Hampton-Reeves, Helen Day and Claire Mashiter

14.40 - 15.25

Parallel Session 3

  1. Issues in the Development of a Community of Pedagogic Practice
    Sara Briscoe and Sean Wellington

  2. Playing with Heutagogy: exploring strategies to empower mature learners in Higher Education
    Natalie Canning

  3. CETL Networks: sharing expertise, supporting each other
    Sue Morón-García

  1. What’s It Worth? Developing equivalent assessment opportunities for students with disabilities, through the use of digital video and audio recordings
    Bridget Middlemas, Phil Cheeseman and Pauline McInnes

  2. Learning From Internal Change Academy Processes
    Anne Oxley and Abbi Flint

15.25 - 15.55

Refreshment Break

15.55 - 16.40

Parallel Session 4

  1. Utilising Web2 Technologies to Help Prepare Students for HE Learning
    Carolyne Jacobs

  1. ‘Consider a human body floating down the River Dee’: challenges in engaging students by drawing on disciplinary-based consultancy work
    Carolyn Roberts

  1. Learning, Creativity and the Passage of Mental (ill) Health: translating the complexity into teaching and learning practice
    Olivia Sagan

  2. Establishing and Supporting Membership in New Pedagogic Research Communities
    Tanyasha Yearwood

  3. Not Killing the Creative: balancing the aspirations of a multidisciplinary team at a distance
    David White

16.45 - 17.45

Reading Group


Drinks reception at the University of Brighton


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