Developing the Developers: professional enhancement for staff and educational development

20 November 2001 - 21 November 2001
Location: Manchester

Conference AimThe conference aims to build upon the success of previous annual conferences by providing an environment for participants to reflect upon and share ideas and practices related to delivering, planning, managing and researching educational and staff development.Conference FormatAs with previous events, the format of the conference will comprise plenary sessions, along with a programme of parallel workshops, seminars and paper presentations. It will open at 10.00am on Tuesday 20th November and close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 21st November. Conference Themes

  • strategic and policy contexts

  • research and evaluation
  • diverse roles and responsibilities
  • preparing for / managing change
  • skills for staff and educational developers
  • models of staff and educational development
  • the new ‘profession(als)’

The plenary sessions will be led by Professor Phil Race, part-time Senior Academic Developer at the University of Leeds, and Carole Baume FSEDA, Director of the TQEF National Co-ordination Team. This year’s conference will be opened by Professor Michael Harloe, Vice Chancellor of Salford University. Who Should ParticipateThe conference will be of interest to all learning professionals: academic staff; library, learning centre and ICT staff; those involved in HEFCE initiatives such as FDTL projects and LTSN Subject Centres; Teaching Fellowship holders; managers of staff and educational development programmes and strategies.Conference VenueOnce again the conference will be held at The Manchester Conference Centre, a purpose built residential conference venue in the heart of the city centre. Accommodation on-site (Weston Building) is to 4* hotel standard, with all bedrooms being en-suite. The Conference Dinner (on the 20th) will take place at the nearby Palace Hotel.Manchester is well served by the motorway network and there is on-site parking available. Piccadilly railway station is approximately 300 yards from the Conference Centre and there is a shuttle service from the station to the airport every 20 minutes.

Conference Programme

Day 1 – Tuesday (click here for Day 2)

From 10.00am Registration and Coffee
11.00 – 11.30am Welcome:Rakesh Bhanot – Chair, SEDA Conference CommitteeProfessor Michael Harloe – Vice Chancellor, Salford University
11.30 – 12.15pm Opening Plenary Session:Professor Phil Race, part-time Senior Academic Developer at the University of LeedsTowards a Teaching Taxonomy
12.30 – 1.15pm Plenary workshops
1.15 – 2.25pm Lunch
2.30 – 3.15pm Parallel Session 1
3.15 – 3.40pm Refreshments
3.45 – 5.30pm Parallel Session 2
5.45 – 6.45pm Transactions / Posters
7.30pm Drinks Reception sponsored by LTSN – Palace Hotel
8.00pm Conference Dinner – Palace Hotel

Parallel Session 1 (45 minute sessions)Tuesday, 2.30 – 3.15pm

Presenter(s) Title Format
Roni Bamber Grateful? They were on their knees … Seminar
Dr Angela Brew FSEDA Research-Led Teaching: what does it look like and how and why should academic developers encourage it? Seminar
Mary McCulloch and Kathy Wiles veni, vidi, recolligi Paper
Professor Vaneeta D’Andrea and Dr David Gosling How Educational Development / Learning and Teaching Centres Can Help Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) Manage Change Seminar
Sheila Ryan Overcoming Resistance to Development: strategies and skills for programme designers and deliverers Workshop
Mary Thoreau Developing Teaching and Assessment Skills in a Clinical Setting: an educator’s reflections Paper

Parallel Session 2 (90 minute sessions)Tuesday, 3.45 – 5.15pm

Presenter(s) Title Format
Hazel Fullerton FSEDA and Paul Bailey SEDA and CPD: future frameworks? Workshop
Dr Peter Kahn FSEDA and Dr Moira Fraser Career Development for New Developers Workshop
Ranald Macdonald FSEDA Problem-Based Learning: an example of constructive alignment Workshop
Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee and Dr Colin Mason Evaluation of Prototype Resources for the MAPPING (Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: INteractive Guidance) Project Workshop
Professor Judith George Purpose, Pedagogy and Professionalism: three requisites for integrated staff and curriculum development Workshop
Tina Elliot and Carol Wilson Staff Developers: the new disability legislation and why it really matters to you Workshop