SEDA Spring Conference 2007

Exploring Enhancement in Further and Higher Education

10 May 2007 - 11 May 2007

Location: Glasgow

Conference Programme

Thursday 10th May 2007 - Day 1 (click here for Day 2)

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09.00 - 09.30

Registration and Refreshments

09.30 - 10.00

Welcome and Introduction

Julie Hall, Chair, SEDA Conference Committee

Bob Matthew, University of Glasgow

10.00 - 10.45

Parallel Session 1

  1. Learning Development Interventions in Action: sharing strategies for success
    Jill Armstrong and Michelle Verity

  2. Getting Out of the Subject Silo: the educational developer's role
    Fran Beaton

  3. Application of Quality Management Models in Higher Education
    Nina Becket and Maureen Brookes

  4. Research-led Placements in Politics: a new approach?
    Alasdair Blair

  5. How Can Research Enhance Practice in Higher Education? Exploring practical ways of utilising 'enhancement' research
    Cathy Bovill

  6. E-interventions: a pedagogical rationale for embedding e-learning
    Richard Everett

10.45 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 12.30 Parallel Session 2

  1. Evaluating Lecturer Development Programmes: received wisdom or self-knowledge?
    Roni Bamber

  2. Moving on from Eureka: enhancement, problem recognition and strategy development in curriculum design
    Carina Buckley and Frank Lyons

  3. Resolving Tensions in Student Evaluation of Modules
    Jack Colford and Alice Szwelnik

  4. SODiT: the one model you need for enhancing curricula and enabling personalised development
    Arti Kumar

  5. Talking Heads - the road to Somewhere? Enhancing problem based learning through the use of digital narratives
    Huw Richards and Elizabeth Symonds
12.30 - 13.15

Parallel Session 3

  1. Practicing Enhancement: enhancing practice
    Margo Blythman and Ellen Sims

  2. Identifying, Enhancing and Assessing Employability in the HE Curriculum
    Helen Day

  3. Enhancing Student Learning Using Blogs in a Blended Learning Environment
    Rowland Gallop

  4. Active Evaluation of Staff Development Can Enhance Learning and Help with Student Retention and Achievement
    Ian Ferguson Hamilton

  5. A Pilot Model for Developing and Assessing Critically Reflective Learning
    Sarah Johnson and Anne Morris
13.15 - 14.15 Lunch

14.15 - 15.45

Parallel Session 4

  1. Enhancing Student Engagement: an agenda for staff development
    Len Hand and Colin Bryson

  2. Teaching and Learning from the Constructivist Paradigm: piloting an outcomes based approach to an upper division marketing course
    Theresa Moore and Stephanine Martin Rogers

  3. Making Our Students WELL - creating and sustaining motivation to learn
    Catherine Sanderson

  4. Supporting Enhancement Through Practitioner Research: towards a national support network for staff in HEIs with responsibility for promoting, developing and managing pedagogic research
    Barry Stierer and Peter Hartley (14.15 to 15.00)

    Bridging the 25% Interest Level

    André van der Westhuizen (15.00 to 15.45)

  5. Turbulence, Truculence and Togetherness: supporting staff to enhance learning and teaching
    Phil Verrill, Ian Worden and Jessica DeMellow
15.45 - 16.00 Break

16.00 - 16.45

Keynote speech: What's Learning for Anyway?

Laurence Howells, Director of Learming Policy and Strategy, Scottish Funding Council

17.00 - 18.00

Reading Group

19.00 Coaches depart for the House for an Art Lover

Drinks Reception



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