17th Annual SEDA Conference

Excellence in Teaching: recognising, enhancing, evaluating and achieving impact

15 November 2012 - 16 November 2012

Location: Aston Business School, Birmingham

Conference Programme

Day One: Thursday 15th November 2012

9.15 – 09.45 Registration and tea & coffee

09.45 –10.00 Welcome and Introductions

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote Address: Professor Helen Higson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University followed by Panel Discussion

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Session 1

  1. Developing excellence in teachers for the digital institution: using the Professional Associations' Guide to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) Carole Baume and David Baume
  2. The good teaching project: making good teaching explicit Jaki Lilly and Mark Warnes
  3. Inspirational teaching: does the person transcend the method? Alan Mortiboys
  4. Evaluation techniques of teaching: focus groups and the Nominal Group Technique Tünde Varga-Atkins
  5. Developing teachers at a distance using video and 'patchwork texts' Kim Whittlestone and Ayona Silva-Fletcher

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 Meeting for people new to SEDA. Come and find out about what SEDA does- bring your coffee along after your lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Parallel Session 2

  1. When excellence isn't enough - managing the teaching/learning relationship in an era of direct payments to higher education: a case study Julie Hall and Aisha Gill
  2. Small is beautiful - how highly targeted funding can have a much broader impact Simon Ball
  3. Recognising and enhancing academic practice through mentoring and coaching Angela Benzies and Elaine Mowat
  4. Technology for learning and teaching in the training of university teachers Christine Davies
  5. Enhancing teaching and learning through distributed leadership Sarah Edwards

14.50 – 15.35 Parallel Session 3

  1. Developing excellence: reconfiguring induction for academic staff as the first stage in a framework for continuing professional development Clara Davies
  2. Transfer of learning from professional development for education programme to the classroom: does it happen? Hui Leng Tan
  3. Enhancing excellent teaching through curriculum design Helen Beetham, Stephen Powell, Georgia Slade and Claire Eustance
  4. When are we talking teams? Recognising and adding value to team-working practices in teaching and learning Frances Deepwell
  5. Are we getting it RITE? Recognising and rewarding Research Inspired Teaching Excellence (RITE) in a research-led institution Sandy Cope

15.35 – 16.00 Break

16.00 – 16.45 Parallel Session 4

  1. Breaking down barriers: 'hanging out' online Sue Beckingham and John Walton
  2. Rewarding teaching: developing the identity of Higher Education Academy Fellows Rajesh Dhimar and Nigel Purcell
  3. University teaching fellowship schemes: do they promote development in pedagogic research and development? Priska Schoenborn and Rebecca Turner
  4. ]Balancing development with assurance: opportunities and tensions in using the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF) to recognise the quality of teaching and support of learning through an institutional professional standards framework  Sue Mathieson
  5. An approach to developing staff in partner colleges Alan Tree

17.00 – 18.00

Getting Published with SEDA
James Wisdom


Poster Session

a. Curating and connecting Anne Hole

b. Personal odysseys: safely navigating professional development in a distributed learning community Caroline Marcangelo and Andy White

c. Visualising values – values as metaphors, images and praxis Charles Neame and Chrissi Nerantzi

d. Shareville: a move to the city Lorna Saunder

e. SWOT analysis of a new CPD framework Louisa Sheward and Adrian Egglestone

19.00 Drinks Reception

20.00 Dinner

Day Two: Friday 16th November 2012

09.15 – 09.30 Welcome to Day 2

9.30 – 10.25 Keynote Address: What do students know about excellence? Oliver Williams, National Union of Students

10.25 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 12.15 Parallel Session 5

  1. Students awarding great teachers Pam Parker, Sally Bradley, Ian Scott and Gary Pavlechko
  2. Inspiring teaching in higher education Alastair Irons and Siobhan Devlin
  3. Why are you here? The impact of conference participation on academic practice Fiona Campbell and Celia Popovic
  4. "It takes mOre than sprEading the woRd!" Approaches to support academics in their engagement with OER Joanna Wildand The ripple effect: developing a peer network for cascading digital skills practice Simon Allan and Mark Magas
  5. Standardised module evaluation for teaching excellence and enhancement: views of students and staff at a single UK higher education institution Christopher Wiley and Teaching for quality - experiences implementing a university-wide module evaluation form Suzy Jagger and Julie Hall

12.20 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.00 Parallel Session 6

  1. Tribes and tribulations: developing early academics Helen Gale
  2. Let’s play - the value of game-based learning in academic development Chrissi Nerantzi and Craig Despard
  4. Recognising and rewarding teaching - evaluating a promotions-based approach Marita Grimwood and Stephen McHanwell
  5. Am I qualified yet? Investigating consistency in practice of instituitions' APL and APEL provision and probationary requirements for teaching in higher education Rachael Carkett and Lynnette Matthews

14.15 – 15.15 Closing Keynote: Five birthday challenges for the educational development community Julie Hall, Roehampton University

15.15 – 15.30 Summing up and close

15.35 – 15.45 Tea and depart

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