9th Annual SEDA Conference 2004

Questioning the Impact of Staff and Educational Development

16 November 2004 - 17 November 2004

Location: Birmingham

Conference Programme

Day 2, 17th November 2004 (click here for day 1)

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9.00 – 9.45am

Parallel Session 4 (7 discussion papers/1 workshop)

24.  Understanding our Practice: teaching and learning approaches at doctoral level
Helen Johnson, Julie Hall and Chris Bond

25.  Personal constructs - impediment or opportunity for staff developers?
Ruth Pilkington

26.  Can evaluation be an opportunity for development?
Frances Deepwell

27.  Working together to develop a professional learning community
Sue Anderson

28.  How do part-time teachers learn about pedagogy?
Jo Tait and Mantz Yorke

29.  Yes, but it it working? Measuring the impact of a Writing Centre
Ursula Hurley

30.  Using Action Learning to Drive Cultural and Organisational Change
Mike Cook

31. Levels of Engagement: A continuum for optimists
Penny Burden

10.00 – 10.45am

Parallel Session 5 (5 discussion papers/3 workshops)

32. What characteristics of academic development workshops are linked to impact on students? How have others assessed changes in student learning?
Lynn McAlpine

33. Developing Project Managers in HE
Paul Martin

34.  Embedding Educational Development within Academic Disciplines
Pat Young

35.  The New Professionals: re-evaluating the dual identity of artists who teach in further education
Linda Wheeler

36.  Teachers' attitudes to new technologies: Resonding to questions emerging from educational development practice
Debra Boyask and Neil Porritt

37.  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Teaching in Higher Education: what do academics do?
Helen King

38.  Evaluating the impact of staff development: the use of online action learning sets
Phil Gravestock, Martin Jenkins, Rowland Gallop and Glynis Cousin

39.  Changing practice: research on the impact of continuing professional development in Higher Education
Marian Fitzmaurice and Roisin Donnelly

10.45 – 11.15am




11.15 – 12.45pm

Parallel Session 6 (90 minute workshops)

40.  Moving beyond a development unit: a case study in the consolidation of professional expertise
Pauline McLeman and Patrick Smith

41.  Teaching with Emotional Intelligence: Evaluating the Impact of a New Course
Alan Mortiboys and David Green

42.  Any bus will do
David Baume

43.  Generic or discipline-specific? Developing Effective Professional Development Programmes for Academic Staff
Shân Wareing

44.  More bang for our buck? Using an impact assessment tool to enhance teacher training programmes.
Neill Thew and Sue Clayton

45.  Reviews of the impact of staff and educational development: a means to improve the scholarly basis for our practice

Protocol for reviewing the literature on Staff and Educational Development, and accompanying notes

Peter Kahn and Ranald Macdonald

46. "Prepare to be prodded and poked": questioning your impact in the fact of internal audit
Darren Comber

12.45 – 1.45pm


1.45 – 2.30pm

Discussion Groups

2.45 – 3.45pm

Keynote: Kirsten Lycke


Summing up and Close


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