12th Annual SEDA Conference 2007

Professional Standards and Continuing Professional Development: ideals and realities

20 November 2007 - 21 November 2007

Location: Birmingham

Conference Programme

Tuesday 20th November 2007 - Day 1 (click here for day 2).

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09.15 - 09.45 Registration and Coffee

09.45 - 10.00 Welcome and Introductions

10.00 - 11.15 Keynote: Judging the Value and Values of Continuous Professional Development, Sally Brown and Phil Race

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.00 Discussion Groups

12.00 - 12.45

Parallel Session 1

  1. Critical Conversation: ethics, professional and organisational development and cultural change
    Alex Carson, Colette Bleakley and Ros Harrison

  2. Standards in Action: are they working hard enough? A Case Study from the University of Birmingham
    Maxine Lintern

  3. Developing a Staff Development Framework for a Wide Range of Learning Supporters
    Carol Baume

  4. Freedom in Sweden and Standards in England: a comparative study of two courses
    Rosalind Duhs

  5. Using Professional Requirements/Standards in England as a Learning Activity Framework
    Pam Shakespeare

  6. Practices and Support - the issues for part-time teachers
    Richard Atfield, Valerie Anderson, Colin Bryson, Carolyn Gibbon and Arthur Morgan

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 15.15 Parallel Session 2

  1. Reflections of a Pilot Study: what have we learnt from implementing our CPD Framework?
    Sandy Cope and Roy Seden

  2. Developing Futures for Professionalisation and Accreditation
    David Baume

  3. Kinetics and Myths Set Against the Academy Standards Document
    John Sweet

  4. The Portfolio - problem or panacea?
    Marion Webb, Stephanie Aiken and Jane Gay

  5. Moved to session 6

  6. Part-time Teachers in HE and the New UK Professional Standards Framework
    Lois Kennedy and Anne Morris

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 - 16.15 Parallel Session 3
  1. CPD Frameworks: dancing to the rhythms of institutional life
    Sue Clayton

  2. Review of Professional Practice: issues in implementation
    David Gosling and Kristine Mason O'Connor

  3. Grasp the Subject, the Words will Follow: a sharing of the extent to which the terminology may erect barriers for the FE/HE interface
    Jenny Eland and Geraldine McManus

  4. Academic Staff Development as a Creative Activity
    Lewis Elton

  1. Recruitment to Retirement: using the UK Professional Standards Framework to support teaching quality enhancement through human resource processes
    Corony Edwards

16.15 - 17.00 Parallel Session 4

  1. Learning Teaching and Assessment Orientation: filling the gap
    Sally Bradley and Graham Holden

  2. Continuing Professional Development in Higher Education: the ideals and realities of engaging academic staff
    Karin Crawford

  3. Joined-up CPD: expectations, attitudes and behaviours
    Andrew Rothwell

  4. What are University CPD Frameworks For?
    John Peters

  1. The Asset Strip of Nurse Education and the Inequalities of Contractual Status
    Kevin Corbett and Jenni Craig

  1. Developing Professional Standards in Research Supervision
    Anne Lee

17.00 - 17.30 Reading Group / Discussion Group

19.00 - 19.30 Drinks Reception

19.30 - 22.00 Conference Dinner

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