Supporting & Evaluating Change: enhancing the practice & scholarship of learning, teaching and assessment

11 April 2002 - 12 April 2002
Location: Dublin

Conference AimThe conference aims to bring together colleagues involved in staff & educational development in higher education. We would also wish to encourage the participation of colleagues from all parts of HE involved in the strategic planning, management, implementation & evaluation of change in the areas of learning, teaching & assessment.Conference ThemesThe organising committee interpret the title “Supporting & Evaluating Change” to cover the following themes, & would welcome contributions particularly from these areas:

  • Researching & evaluating practice
  • Supporting learning – staff & students’ perspectives
  • Innovative approaches to learning, teaching & assessment
  • Organisation & management of change
  • The impact of C&IT
  • Increasing diversity in the learner population
  • Changing structures & delivery systems
  • Problem-based learning. 

Conference ProgrammeThe format of the conference will comprise a keynote address & a plenary session on ‘the learners’ perspective’, along with a programme of parallel workshops, seminars & paper presentations. It will open with registration at 10.00am on Thursday 11th & close with refreshments at 4.00pm on Friday 12th.  The keynote address will be given by Robert Stake, Professor of Education & Director of the Centre for Instructional Research & Curriculum Evaluation at the University of Illinois.Conference VenueThe venue for the Conference is Dublin Castle in the heart of Dublin & close to Trinity College. Dating back to 1204, as part of the city’s defensive system, much of the Castle has been rebuilt & is now used ceremonially by the Irish Government & as a major venue for national and international conferences.The Conference Dinner will be in the Banqueting Hall in Trinity College Dublin, a short walk from the Conference venue. Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland. It is a popular tourist attraction as well as a world famous educational institution.Accommodation for delegates is in the Jury’s Christchurch Inn which is located a few minutes walk from Dublin Castle. There are also numerous hotels & hostels within easy reach of the conference venue, details of which can be found on the Irish Tourist Board’s website.

Conference Programme

Day 1 – Thursday 11th April 2002 (click here to view Day 2)

From 10.00am

Registration and refreshments
11.00am Activity
11.15am Welcome:Rakesh Bhanot – Chair, SEDA Conference CommitteeTerry Barrett – AISHEBarry Jackson – Co-Chair of SEDA
11.45am Parallel Session 1
12.30pm Lunch
1.45pm Parallel Session 2
2.45pm Parallel Session 3
3.45pm Refreshments and Posters
4.15pm Keynote:The Unbearable Lightness of Education Bob Stake, Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5.15pm Interest Groups / ‘Free Time’
6.00pm Close
7.15pm Reception – Trinity College
8.00pm Dinner – Trinity CollegeFollowed by entertainment
11.45pm Leave Trinity College

Parallel Session 1 (45 minute sessions)Thursday, 11.45 – 12.30pm

Presenter(s) Title Format
Dr Siun Hanrahan, Bernadette Burns and Niamh Ann Kelly Pedagogical Partnerships: strategies for delivering a practice-based education at a distance and their potential within a traditional educational context Paper
Sylvia Huntley-Moore and John Panter Preparing Heads of Departments to Manage Change Workshop
Clare Millington Supporting High-Quality and Scholarly e-Learning Workshop
Liam O’Gogain Meitheal: using the old Irish tradition of Meitheal to develop a resilient, adaptive, autopoetic learning community Workshop
Dr Barbara Page Developing Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Abilities with SMEs Using Problem-Based Learning Workshop
Professor Phil Race Putting the Learning into e-Learning – or are we ready to give up paper yet? Paper
Rev Dr Roy Seden and Jane Clarke Dispersed Professional Development: managing effective change in teaching and learning Workshop
James Wisdom and Ranald Macdonald FSEDA Evaluation within Educational Development Projects: descriptions of current practice Workshop

Parallel Session 2 (45 minute sessions)Thursday, 1.45 – 2.30pm

Presenter(s) Title Format
Dr Andrew Comrie Developing Reflective Dialogue: exploring concept and practice in using an e-portfolio Paper
Dr Kate Day Both Ends of the Telescope: enabling teaching staff to access student perspectives during educational development activities Seminar
Frances Deepwell Developing a Context Sensitive Evaluation Strategy: the SCATE framework Workshop
Brenda Duggan A More Democratic Approach for Class Critique in Design Education Workshop
Jane Field Evaluation Through Story Telling Seminar
Dr Diana K Kelly The Learning Paradigm: catalyst for organisational change Seminar
Nona Lyons, Marian Murphy and Marian McCarthy Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching, Part 2: Inquiring into, Documenting, and Representing the Scholarship of Teaching through a Portfolio Process: what possibilities? Workshop

Parallel Session 3 (45 minute paper sessions and 60 minute joint papers)Thursday, 2.45 – 3.45pm

Presenter(s) Title Format
Helen Guerin and David Jennings Virtual Teaching: a learning experience Paper
Roger Latham and Jenny Rice Can Offering Management Training Ease the Pain of Change? Seminar
Dr Gerry McNamara, Dr Peter McKenna and Carmel Mulcahy Evaluating Minority Participation at Dublin City University Paper
Liz Broumley and Elisabet Weedonand Claus Pahl Design and Development of Interactive Networked Lessons: lessons from staff and students andManaging Evolution and Change in Web-based Teaching and Learning Environments Joint papers
Margaret BuckridgeandMike Laycock Innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment andLabouring to Learn: a cross-institutional approach to work-based learning Joint papers
Chew Swee Cheng and Jen Harvey, Roisin Donelly and Maria Lee Using Technology to Support Student-Centred Learning: PBLOnline at the Temasek IT School andFirst Experiences with Online Learning using PBL: problem based or problematic? Joint papers
Dr Helena Lim and Roz CollinsandSarah Moore and Jacinta Cunnen Great Expectations: perceptual gaps in staff and student perspectives of learning in higher education andDefining Teaching Excellence Using Qualitative Alumni Feedback: another piece of the jigsaw Joint papers
Dr Michael Shevlin, Dr Joan Hanafin and Dr Marie FlynnandDavid French and Chris Lewis Including Young People with Disabilities: exploring the implications for third level education andDisabled Students and Teaching and Learning: an urgent priority for staff development Joint papers