SEDA Spring Conference 1999

Research and Practice in Educational Development(s): exploring the links

14 April 1999 - 16 April 1999

Location: Grantham

Day 1 - Wednesday

From 11.00am Registration and Coffee
"Posters as Networking"
12.30 - 1.45pm Lunch
1.45 - 2.30pm Welcome:
Ranald Macdonald - Co-Chair SEDA
Professor Heather Eggins - Director SRHE
2.30 - 3.15pm Keynote Address:
Mantz Yorke, Professor of Higher Education Development at Liverpool John Moores University
Province of the Undeserving Poor? Pedagogical Research in Higher Education
3.30 - 4.00pm Tea
4.00 - 4.45pm

Parallel Session 1
  • Hazel Knox - Curriculum Development to Promote Independent Learning
  • Declan Kelly and Patricia Wade - Active Learning at the National College of Ireland
  • Professor Jim Coleman - Student Residence Abroad
  • Graham Gibbs and Martin Coffey - Planning Research into the Impact of Your Initial Training for Lecturers
5.00 - 5.45pm

Parallel Session 2
  • Len Holmes - Research Alternatives to 'Grail Search'
  • Owen Hicks - Ensuring Teaching Quality: best practice pathways
6.00pm Transactions / 'A Walking Talk'
8.00pm Dinner


Day 2 - Thursday

9.15 - 10.00am

Parallel Session 3
  • Gary Reed and Grazyna Stachow - Navigating the Feedback Maze
  • Anne Beigy - Tandem Observation: a tool for interactive development
  • Mary Meldrum and Irene Harris - Academic Staff Use of IT in Teaching and Learning
  • Dr Andrew Sackville - Dimensions of Practice
  • Nicholas Weaver, Mary Caddick and Dave O'Reilly - Atelier Principle in Teaching: the practice and development of a version of problem based learning
10.15 - 11.00am

Parallel Session 4
  • Gina Wisker - Good Practice in Working with International Students
  • Su White - Moving Gently Towards Change: a study of developments in learning technology
  • Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes - Discipline-based Academic Model of Educational Development
  • Sarah Holyfield - Promoting New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: a successful model
11.00 - 11.30am Coffee
11.30 - 12.15pm Whole Conference Paper:
Dr Liz Beaty and Dr Glynis Cousin, Coventry University
Managing Change Through Action Research
12.30 - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 - 2.45pm

Parallel Session 5
  • Maureen Bell - Mixed Mode Learning in a Teaching Development Course
  • Pat Cryer - Journal Articles from Educational Developments
  • Bob Rainbow and Peter Burke - Development of Key Skills within HE
  • Dr Nick Hammond and Annie Trapp - Towards an Understanding of C&IT in Small-Group Teaching
  • Shan Wareing and Dave O'Reilly - Alien Cultures: transgressing the boundaries of academic tribes
  • Andrew Honeybone et al - Can HILP Help? Linking educational research to practice in a funded learning and teaching project
3.00 - 3.45pm

Parallel Session 6
  • Linda Drew - Does Participation in a SEDA Programme Shape Lecturers Beliefs about Teaching and Learning Methodologies in Art and Design?
  • David James - HE Pedagogy and Professional Development: why should we research?
  • David Fleming and John Storr - Lecture Theatre Design and the Learning Experience
  • Rachel Hudson - A Conceptual Model for Educational Development
  • Erica McAteer - Evaluating the TALiSMAN Staff Development Support Initiative
3.45 - 4.15pm Tea
4.15 - 5.00pm Transactions / 'A Walking Talk'
5.15 - 6.00pm Whole Conference Paper:
Professor Tom Bourner and Suzanne O'Hara, University of Brighton
Practitioner Centred Research: the researching professional
7.00pm Drinks Reception
8.00pm Conference Dinner


Day 3 - Friday

9.15 - 10.00am Parallel Session 7
  • Pauline Kneale - Linking Research, Work and Learning in an MSc Module?
  • Graham Badley - A Pragmatic View of Research in Educational Development
  • Suki Ekarante and Stephen Cox - Educational Developments in HE in Sri Lanka
  • Paul Orsmond - Evaluation of the Use of Handouts
  • Maria Avgerinou and John Winter - Considering BEATL's Evaluation Design: a multi-dimensional case study
  • Dr Julia Phelps, Helen Beetham and Lisa Bonetti - The Evaluation of EFFECTS: a national project for accrediting C&IT
10.15 - 11.00am Parallel Session 8
  • Maria Avgerinou and John Ericson - The Educational Significance of Visual Literacy
  • Susan Veasey and Graham Benmore - Learning and Teaching Research Project at Southampton Institute
  • Maxine Alterio - Using Formalised Storytelling as a Professional Development Tool
  • Dr Stephen Fallows - Where does Evaluation Start and Research Begin?
  • Sally Brown and Alison Holmes - Using Peer Audit For Enhancement
11.00 - 11.30am Coffee
11.30 - 12.15noon Whole Conference Paper:
Professor Lewis Elton, University College London
What is the Research Base for Quality Assurance in Higher Education?
12.15 - 1.15pm Final Plenary Session:
Introduced and Chaired by Ranald Macdonald
Facilitated by Graham Gibbs, The Open University

What is the Theoretical Basis for Our Practice?

Closing Remarks:
Dr Kristine Mason O'Connor, Chair of SEDA Conference Committee

1.15 - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Depart


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