13th Annual SEDA Conference 2008

Changing Educational Development: Whose Values? Whose Agendas? Whose Future?

18 November 2008 - 19 November 2008

Location: Birmingham

Conference Programme

Tuesday 18th November 2008 - Day 1 (click here for day 2)

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09.15 - 09.45

Registration and coffee

09.45 - 10.00

Welcome and introductions

10.00 - 11.00


Time for Change: challenging higher educational development
Dr Liz Beaty

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 12.00 Discussion groups
12.00 - 12.45

Parallel Session 1

  1. Cultural, Pedagogical and Administrative Observations and Reflections on Transferring a Taught PG Cert Course to a Middle Eastern University
    Viv Lever and Adrian Brockett

  2. Should Education Managers Become Management Educators?
    Gill Tunney

  3. Professional Standards and Professional Bodies: common agenda for the future?
    Andrea Lea

  4. Stakeholders, Strategies and the Status Quo ... evaluating the impact of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit at a London University
    Bridget Middlemas and John Shaw

  5. "The swings and roundabouts of placement learning." (The erosion and enhancement of skills and knowledge)
    Simon Bedford and Carol Martin

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 15.15 Parallel Session 2
  1. Learning and Teaching and the Games Generation: does it change how we think and do in educational development
    André van der Westhuizen

  2. Developing a 'Vision for Learning': embedding enquiry-based learning in the learning culture at the University of Birmingham to promote sustainable, institution-wide learning and teaching enhancement
    Corony Edwards and Mike McLinden

  3. Educational, Staff and Learning Development - defining the tribes and territories and planning the campaign
    Peter Hartley, Becka Currant and Pete Sayers

  4. Educational Development and the CETL Assessment for Learning: visions for the future or a detour along the way?
    Liz McDowell

  5. Re-animating the Values Base of Our Work
    David Baume

  6. Engaging the Professoriate: recognising and brokering the potential of professors as educational developers
    Bruce Macfarlane

15.15 - 15.30 Break
15.30 - 16.15

Parallel Session 3

  1. Writers' Retreats for Academics and Postgraduate: a values based, holistic approach to professional development in academia
    Sarah Moore

  2. Postgraduate Certificates in Academic Practice/Learning and Teaching - should they be compulsory for new academics?
    Shelley Drew and Maxine Lintern

  3. The Student Skills Agenda in Higher Education - whose responsibility?
    Stephanie Aiken

  4. Educational Development: purpose and practice within globally oriented higher education
    Elizabeth Grant

  5. Old Stories, New Narrators: reworking initial professional development using e-learning to maximise inclusivity and resources
    Ruth Pilkington

16.30 - 17.15

Parallel Session 4

  1. Sustaining Communities of Practice: fellowships and enquiry groups
    Gina Wisker

  2. CPD, Who is it For, What is it For, Why Bother?
    Sally Bradley, Sandy Cope, Karin Crawford and Andrew Rothwell

  3. Encouraging Internationalised Practice Through CPD
    Lynnette Matthews

  4. Technology, Values and Academic Practice
    Lawrie Phipps

  5. Curriculum Design: whose agenda?
    Pam Houghton and Janet Lange

17.15 - 18.15 Reading Group

19.00 - 19.30

Drinks reception

19.30 Dinner
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