9th Annual SEDA Conference 2004

Questioning the Impact of Staff and Educational Development

16 November 2004 - 17 November 2004

Location: Birmingham

Conference Programme

Day 1, 16th November 2004 (click here for day 2)

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10.00 - 10.30am

Registration and coffee

10.30 – 11.00am

Welcome and Introductions: John Peters, Chair, SEDA Conference Committee

10.45 – 12.00am

Opening Plenary: Ray Land, Graham Gibbs and Lynn McAlpine

12.00 – 12.45pm

Discussion Groups

12.45 – 2.00pm


2.00 – 2.45pm

Parallel Session 1 (6 discussion papers/2 workshops)

1.   Spreading good practice or struggling against resistance to change: how are we doing? Issues from a Swedish case
Lena Adamson and Rosalind Duhs

2. Examining the impact and effectiveness of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on the practice of Nursing and Midwifery lecturing staff in Higher Education
Patricia Wood

3. Establishing research and scholarship in collaborative programmes
Viv Martin

4. Embedding Staff Development in eLearning in the Production Process and Using Policy to Reinforce its Effectiveness
Mark Stiles and Jenny Yorke

5. Professional Dialogue - an innovative inclusion in staff development
Anne Stevenson

6. Turning practice into strategy: from a core of enthusiasts to organisational learning
Stephen Greenwood

7. Taking the credit for curriculum change
John Davies and Gill Johnston

8. Educational developers and the architecture of an academic learning organisation
Terry Wareham

3.00 – 3.45pm








Parallel Session 2 (6 discussion papers/2 workshops)

9. The contribution of staff development to the development of strategies to meet the needs of first year tertiary students
Sue Purnell

10. Evaluating the impact of project-based support for staff development: a case study for critical review
Kerry Shephard

11.  Bringing about cultural and organisational change: Discipline - based versus generic approaches to engaging staff with the disability agenda
Mick Healey and Phil Gravestock

3.00 – 3.45pm

12. Changed perceptions behaviours, systems and learning experiences - measuring impact of e-learning innovation at the University of Sheffield
Gabi Diercks-O'Brien and Adrian Powell

13.  Adapting the HE curriculum to meet the UK Life-long Learning Agenda
Tina Barnes Powell

14.  Promoting self-efficacy: what can staff and educational developers do?
Mantz Yorke and Jo Tait

15 . 'Managing developmentally' - how do we know?
Carole Baume

16.  The Dead Parrots Society: Questioning our Theoretical Mantras
Judith Harding and Michelle Haynes

3.45 – 4.15pm


4.15 – 5.00pm

Parallel Session 3 (6 discussion papers/1 workshop)

17.  Enhancing student employability through independent learning
Dawn Leggott

18.  The chisel of scholarship and the hammer of values: Shaping a managerial agenda in educational development
Jamie Thompson

19.  Dissemination for what? Evaluating dissemination as a strategy for change
Sue Thompson and Martyn Stewart

20.  Evaluating the imnpact of the 'hybrid' institiutional teaching fellow: from 'sandwich model' to 'dog's breakfast'?
Marina Orsini-Jones

21.  Assessing Impact: Evaluating meaningful staff development
Somarié Holtzhausen

22.  Professional Staff and Educational Development - Trust and Accountability
Lewis Elton

23.  "Is it really worth doing"? The impact of an initial training course in university teaching
Alison Britton

5.15 – 6.00pm

Keynote/whole conference workshop - tbc


Drinks Reception



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