Educational development is now happening in a range of different and complex environments: within the disciplines, within CETLS, in subject centres and across institutions and nations. Contexts also change from very localised curriculum development initiatives to those shaped by large internal and external agendas such as professional standards or widening participation. Educational staff development now involves a growing body of people, from e-learning tutors to teaching fellows, from project workers to consultants, trainers and educational developers, as well as traditional academic staff. At the same time, initiatives to enhance staff development can provide greater opportunities to influence institutions consistently and coherently, but are we willing or able to do so?
Conference ThemesThe key theme for this conference is
Mapping Educational Development: locations, boundaries and bridges. The sub-themes to be addressed include:
The ConferenceThe format of the conference will comprise keynote addresses, parallel sessions of workshops and discussion papers. The aim, as ever, will be to share practice, research, evaluation and experience in all aspects of staff and educational development in an open and constructive atmosphere.
Feedback from participants at recent SEDA conferences:
ParticipantsThe conference will be of particular interest to all those involved in promoting effective change in HE learning, teaching and development. This includes:
VenueThis year’s conference will return to the Novotel, Birmingham, located on Broad Street in the heart of the city centre. Fully residential delegates will be accommodated on-site – all rooms are en-suite. Birmingham is well served by the motorway network and parking is available at the hotel. New Street station is a short taxi ride away with regular rail links to Birmingham International Airport.
Tuesday 21st November 2006 – Day 1 (click here for day 2)Click on title to view abstract (PDFs):
|10.00 – 10.30am||
|10.30 – 11.00am||Welcome and Introductions|
|11.00 – 12.00am||Keynote:Developing Tribes and Territories, Paul Blackmore, Coventry University|
|12.15 – 12.45pm||Discussion Groups|
|12.45 – 1.45pm||LUNCH|
|1.45 – 2.30pm||Parallel Session 1
|2.45 – 3.30pm||Parallel Session 2
|3.30 – 4.00pm||Refreshments|
|4.00 – 5.30pm||Parallel Session 3
|5.30 – 6.00pm||Reading Group|