Supporting Educational Change
Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th July 2008
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
Development for the Developers
“Supporting Educational Change”, the eighth in the series of SEDA Summer schools for academic developers, will be run at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor from Wednesday 9th July to Friday 11th July 2008.
Academic development mainly involves helping individuals, groups and institutions to analyse and improve their practice. The course will give participants time, stimulus and support to review and develop their own practice.
The course is intended for colleagues in their first few years of work in academic development. Development may be part or all of their work. Participants may work in academic developments units; as learning and teaching coordinators in faculties or schools; in CETLs or Subject Centres; or in other settings and roles where they take some responsibility for helping to enhance academic practice.
The course aims to help participants to:
The course will involve seminars, workshops, small group and private study, and tutorials and mentoring with experienced developers. There will be time to think!
Further details and registration
The cost of the event is £675 which includes overnight accommodation on 9th and 10th July, all meals and refreshments during the event plus all course materials.
Cumberland Lodge is set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, only 27 miles from London and a short distance from Heathrow Airport. For more details of the venue see: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/
To register, simply complete the registration form and return to the SEDA Office by Friday 6th June 2008.
You are encouraged to register early as only a limited number of places are available!
This is a provisional programme.
Wednesday 9th July
10.30-11.30 Arrive and register
11.30-12.30 Introductions, to each other, the facilitators, the programme, SEDA Associate Fellowship, and Cumberland Lodge
13.30-14.15 Setting up the initial working groups, and each participant identifying the topic, opportunity or problem that they want to work on during the Summer School
14.15-15.40 “What do I try to achieve in my work as a developer and how will I know and show that I have achieved it?” A workshop facilitated by David Baume on goal-setting and evaluation, with plenary and working group sessions; feedback on goals; and tea
16.00-17.30 Effective Educational Development – master class with Professor John Cowan
17.30-18.00 A new developer’s story
18.00-19.00 Individual consultancies, working groups, private thinking and working time
Thursday 19th July
09.15-10.30 The personal dimension in educational development – workshop facilitated by Diana Eastcott on giving, taking and using feedback, on mentoring and coaching, and on self- and peer-support in our work as developers
10.30-11.10 In working groups, co-consultancy, facilitated by one of the Summer School team
11.30-12.30 Informal staff development – workshop facilitated by Lawrie Phipps on the development that happens ‘in the gaps between…’
13.30-14.00 Mid-course correction? – working groups meet and make suggestions for change to the rest of the programme
14.00-15.30 Workshops in their place – workshop facilitated by David Baume on how to plan and run good workshops, how to incorporate them into larger development ventures, and maybe on when workshops are not the answer
15.50-17.00 Contexts and policies for staff and educational development. A mixture of workshop, working group and individual work. Each participant will be encouraged to identify national and institutional factors that do, or usefully could, affect their work, and to explore how to work with these to best effect
17.00-18.30 Individual consultancies, working groups, private thinking and working time
20.00-21.00 Educational development consultancy – after-dinner workshop by Liz Shrives
Friday 11th July
09.15-10.40 Dissemination for change – workshop facilitated by Jan Tennant
10.40-11.00 Coffee and working groups on dissemination for change
11.00-12.00 Facilitated working groups on preparing for the ‘Supporting Educational Change’ professional qualification, including the SEDA-Professional Development Framework core development outcomes.
12.00-12.40 Individual consultancies, working groups, private thinking and working time
12.40-13.00 Evaluation of the Summer School
13.00 Lunch and close