SEDA Summer School 2006 for Staff and Educational Developers
05 July 2006
- 07 July 2006
Location: Ashorne Hill Conference Centre, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
three-day SEDA Summer School provides high quality personal and
professional development for colleagues working as staff and
educational developers in higher education - including HE in FE. It is
aimed at individuals with less than three years experience in this
role. The course is suitable for people working in a range of contexts,
- Institutional educational development units
- Colleagues with education/curriculum development roles within Faculties/Schools/Departments
- Higher Education Academy Subject Centres
Summer School also provides a great starting point for further
professional development for colleagues - including those offered
through the SEDA Professional Development Framework. For those who are
interested, the Summer School will count towards the formal award
'Staff and Educational Development' within SEDA's Professional
Development Framework. Successful completion of an additional course
will enable participants both to receive the award within PDF and
become eligible to hold an Associate SEDA Fellowship (AFSEDA).
response to feedback from previous participants, we have adopted a
revised timetable and approach to the Summer School this year.
Very positive feedback from previous participants indicates that they
have particularly valued their opportunities to step back from
day-to-day business; to gain new skills and professional confidence; to
network; and to leave with focused, practical plans ready for
implementation. They also indicated two areas for improvement:
- they rated the quality of the inputs as excellent, but would have
liked more time to reflect on the sessions and to consider how what
they were learning might apply in their own contexts;
- they would like the Summer School to allow more space to take full
account of the increasingly varied contexts in which "education
developers" now operate, and the different challenges these create.
to this feedback, we have aimed to retain the high standard of input,
but have woven this into a very active and practical learning context,
drawing on elements of both Problem Based Learning and Action Learning.
Participants will focus their learning through developing their own
projects. Increased time for peer learning and small-group / individual
interactions with the facilitators has been built into the programme.
We have drawn on the highly successful Swedish "Summer Institute" as a
model of effective practice. This is a national pedagogical development
initiative to support early career academics, which has run a Summer
School since 2000 at which participants learn through developing their
own projects to take back and implement at their home institutions.
We are delighted
to have attracted a highly experienced facilitation team for our Summer
School, which brings together experienced practitioners from a range of
education development backgrounds. Click here for further details of the facilitation team.