SEDA/AISHE Spring Conference 2005

Inspiring Learning: diversity and excellence

12 May 2005 - 13 May 2005

Location: Belfast

Conference Programme

Day 2, Friday 13th May 2005 (click here for day 1)

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9.00 – 9.45am

Parallel Session 3

21. Unpacking the stages in the development of a learner-focused e-learning strategy
Helen Guerin and Niall Watts
(details to follow)

22. Using peer ‘vocational' mentors and other pedagogical approaches to create a climate for shared learning
Anne Hill and Nick Morton

23. Heads above parapets: to what extent are we struggling with ‘recognised excellence' in practice?
Jane Clarke and Sophia Goddard

24. The Peer Learning Community as a Complex Adaptive System
Paul Tosey
(details to follow)

25. Assessment as a Social Practice: Exploring the rich context of moderation meetings
Susan Orr

26. How to be an Excellent Tutor: Part 1 - The Lecture
Steve Outram

27. Differentiation of early and mid-career learners and their Engagement with University-based courses. A case-based investigation of learning orientations
Andrew Morton

10.00 – 10.45am

Parallel Session 4

28. Diversity of Tutors - How does this affect Student Learning?
Rowland Gallop, Viv Bell and Sue Barnes

29. Towards Inclusive Assessment
Caroline Jackson

30. Staff or Student?
Carrie Winstanley
(details to follow)

31. Developing new learning communities through teaching, research and service – a case study
Josephine Boland and Lorraine McIlrath

32. Subversion or CPD? Changing the Hearts and Minds of Researchers
Gwyn Owen and Dinah Sweet

33. Supporting the Integration of Teaching and Research: a case study of a Canadian Research University
Brad Wuetherick and Olive Yonge

34. The use of blended learning to enhance the student experience: developments from the FDTL5 METAL project
Rebecca Taylor and Ken Heather

10.45 – 11.15am


11.15 – 12.45pm

Workshop Session 2

35. Symposium – Problem Based Learning
Terry Barrett, Carolyn Gibbon, Mairead McCann and Una Mannion

36. Impact of the student view on the delivery of excellence in learning and teaching
William Fisher

37. How can we inspire learning?
Phil Race

38. Higher Education Institutions as learning organizations: a leadership process model
André van der Westhuizen

39. Symposium – Staff e-learning
Liz Aspden and Stuart Hepplestone, Clara Davies, Catherine Gerrard

40. SEDA Fellowship Support Workshop
Gina Wisker FSEDA

12.45 – 1.45pm

LUNCH (to include SEDA AGM)

1.45 – 2.30pm


Parallel Session 5

41. The Asynchronous Conference as a Major Learning Resource
Christina Mainka

42. Alienation and Engagement: exploring students' experiences of learning
Jenni Case

43. Integrating discipline-based reading into university preparation programmes to improve intercultural and international learning
Robert Kennelly

44. Starving Dogs and Rubber Bones: Power, Peanuts and Pedagogy
Mark Udall and Paul Wright

45. Encountering Inspiration
Jan Sellers

46. Making Practice Based Learning work – crossing the rubicon
Chris Turnock

47. Technology, virtual learning environments and the future of lesser used language medium course provision: FIONTAR, a case study
Mairead Nic Giolla Mhichil

2.45 – 3.15pm

Discussion Groups

3.30 – 4.30pm

Keynote: Sally Brown, Independent Consultant


Summing up, close, tea and depart.

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