13th Annual SEDA Conference 2008

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

18 November 2008 - 19 November 2008

Location: Birmingham

Conference Programme

Wednesday 19th November 2008 - Day 2 (click here for day 1)

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09.30 - 11.00

Parallel Session 5

  1. Authentic Voices – Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Administrator – Working in Partnership
    Graham Holden, Rob Wilson, Sally Bradley and Lindsay Ackroyd

  2. At the Heart of the Labyrinth: reflecting on our value
    Jan Sellers

  3. Remodelling Educational Development from Concepts of Scholarship
    John Sweet

  4. Academic Support: considering the IPass model (Integrated Pastoral and Academic Support System)
    Margaret Masson

  5. "It ain't what you do it’s the way that you do it" – exploring some dilemmas in educational change for academic developers, wherever they are
    Ranald Macdonald and Richard Hill

  6. The Role of Attitudes, Values and Beliefs in Sustainable Educational Development for Organisational Change
    Sarah Wilson-Medhurst

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.15

Parallel Session 6

  1. How Can Educational Development Units Develop the Learning and Teaching Skills of Graduate Teaching Assistants?
    Mary McCulloch and Catherine Bovill

  2. Getting Cinderella to the Ball: using SEDA PDF to develop central support staff
    Ruth Lawton and Jenny Eland

  3. Metaphorical, Virtual and Real Journeys to Other Lands: tales from a teaching enhancement programme
    Frances Deepwell and Jannie Roed

  4. Evaluating Impact: troubling orthodox methods
    Jan Smith and Christine Sinclair

  5. Ethical Issues in Individual Student Support
    Jan Huyton

12.15 - 12.45 Discussion Groups

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch

13.45 -14.30

Parallel Session 7

  1. Evaluation in Educational Development: approaching theory and practice
    Luke Desforges and Diane Hart

  2. A Critique of Reviewing Written Feedback on Teaching Observations Over Four Years by a PGCHE Course Team
    Gail Langley

  3. Getting Published With SEDA
    James Wisdom

  4. Realising the Potential or Just Sharing the Differences? Exploring a future where Educational Development and Human Resources work together
    Liz Shrives

  5. Creating Capability: SEDA’s Professional Development Framework - a student centred tool for academic professional development?
    Ruth Pilkington

14.30 - 15.30

Final Plenary

Perspectives on Change in Staff and Educational Development


Summing up and close

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