Research and Practice in Educational Development(s): exploring the links

14 April 1999 - 16 April 1999
Location: Grantham

Day 1 – Wednesday

From 11.00am Registration and Coffee “Posters as Networking”
12.30 – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45 – 2.30pm Welcome: Ranald Macdonald – Co-Chair SEDA Professor Heather Eggins – Director SRHE
2.30 – 3.15pm Keynote Address: Mantz Yorke, Professor of Higher Education Development at Liverpool John Moores University Province of the Undeserving Poor? Pedagogical Research in Higher Education
3.30 – 4.00pm Tea
4.00 – 4.45pm Parallel Session 1

  • Hazel Knox – Curriculum Development to Promote Independent Learning
  • Declan Kelly and Patricia Wade – Active Learning at the National College of Ireland
  • Professor Jim Coleman – Student Residence Abroad
  • Graham Gibbs and Martin Coffey – Planning Research into the Impact of Your Initial Training for Lecturers

5.00 – 5.45pm Parallel Session 2

  • Len Holmes – Research Alternatives to ‘Grail Search’
  • Owen Hicks – Ensuring Teaching Quality: best practice pathways

6.00pm Transactions / ‘A Walking Talk’
8.00pm Dinner


Day 2 – Thursday

9.15 – 10.00am Parallel Session 3

  • Gary Reed and Grazyna Stachow – Navigating the Feedback Maze
  • Anne Beigy – Tandem Observation: a tool for interactive development
  • Mary Meldrum and Irene Harris – Academic Staff Use of IT in Teaching and Learning
  • Dr Andrew Sackville – Dimensions of Practice
  • Nicholas Weaver, Mary Caddick and Dave O’Reilly – Atelier Principle in Teaching: the practice and development of a version of problem based learning

10.15 – 11.00am Parallel Session 4

  • Gina Wisker – Good Practice in Working with International Students
  • Su White – Moving Gently Towards Change: a study of developments in learning technology
  • Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes – Discipline-based Academic Model of Educational Development
  • Sarah Holyfield – Promoting New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: a successful model

11.00 – 11.30am Coffee
11.30 – 12.15pm Whole Conference Paper: Dr Liz Beaty and Dr Glynis Cousin, Coventry University Managing Change Through Action Research
12.30 – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 – 2.45pm Parallel Session 5

  • Maureen Bell – Mixed Mode Learning in a Teaching Development Course
  • Pat Cryer – Journal Articles from Educational Developments
  • Bob Rainbow and Peter Burke – Development of Key Skills within HE
  • Dr Nick Hammond and Annie Trapp – Towards an Understanding of C&IT in Small-Group Teaching
  • Shan Wareing and Dave O’Reilly – Alien Cultures: transgressing the boundaries of academic tribes

  • Andrew Honeybone et al – Can HILP Help? Linking educational research to practice in a funded learning and teaching project

3.00 – 3.45pm Parallel Session 6

  • Linda Drew – Does Participation in a SEDA Programme Shape Lecturers Beliefs about Teaching and Learning Methodologies in Art and Design?
  • David James – HE Pedagogy and Professional Development: why should we research?
  • David Fleming and John Storr – Lecture Theatre Design and the Learning Experience
  • Rachel Hudson – A Conceptual Model for Educational Development

  • Erica McAteer – Evaluating the TALiSMAN Staff Development Support Initiative

3.45 – 4.15pm Tea
4.15 – 5.00pm Transactions / ‘A Walking Talk’
5.15 – 6.00pm Whole Conference Paper: Professor Tom Bourner and Suzanne O’Hara, University of Brighton Practitioner Centred Research: the researching professional
7.00pm Drinks Reception
8.00pm Conference Dinner


Day 3 – Friday

9.15 – 10.00am Parallel Session 7

  • Pauline Kneale – Linking Research, Work and Learning in an MSc Module?
  • Graham Badley – A Pragmatic View of Research in Educational Development
  • Suki Ekarante and Stephen Cox – Educational Developments in HE in Sri Lanka
  • Paul Orsmond – Evaluation of the Use of Handouts
  • Maria Avgerinou and John Winter – Considering BEATL’s Evaluation Design: a multi-dimensional case study

  • Dr Julia Phelps, Helen Beetham and Lisa Bonetti – The Evaluation of EFFECTS: a national project for accrediting C&IT

10.15 – 11.00am Parallel Session 8

  • Maria Avgerinou and John Ericson – The Educational Significance of Visual Literacy
  • Susan Veasey and Graham Benmore – Learning and Teaching Research Project at Southampton Institute
  • Maxine Alterio – Using Formalised Storytelling as a Professional Development Tool
  • Dr Stephen Fallows – Where does Evaluation Start and Research Begin?
  • Sally Brown and Alison Holmes – Using Peer Audit For Enhancement

11.00 – 11.30am Coffee
11.30 – 12.15noon Whole Conference Paper: Professor Lewis Elton, University College London What is the Research Base for Quality Assurance in Higher Education?
12.15 – 1.15pm Final Plenary Session: Introduced and Chaired by Ranald Macdonald Facilitated by Graham Gibbs, The Open University What is the Theoretical Basis for Our Practice?

Closing Remarks: Dr Kristine Mason O’Connor, Chair of SEDA Conference Committee

1.15 – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Depart