14 December 2020 - 18 December 2020

SEDA presents: The SEDA Winter Festival

A week of special webinars and discussion sessions to wrap up the year.

To bring this calendar year to a positive end, the SEDA Winter Festival offers a range of presentations and workshops over the week of December 14-18.

The programme covers a wide range of educational change and development – from ways to foster our learners’ inner feedback, through various individual and institutional responses to the Covid crisis and moves to virtual teaching and online support, including both staff and student perspectives, with contributions from across the UK and from China.

The latest SEDA Paper publication is highlighted in the session on metrics and managerialism and we include new creative solutions to enhance our pedagogy such as the Journal of Imaginary Research.

Each session offers critical analysis of important issues alongside suggestions and approaches which we can apply to our own context while we adjust to whatever might turn out to be the ‘new normal’.

You can sign up for individual sessions or book for the whole week.

All sessions will be recorded and will be available exclusively to delegates for the next six months. After this date, they will be open access on the SEDA website.

The workshops will be presented via Zoom on 14 December 1-2pm, 15 December 1-2pm, 16 December 1-2pm, 17 December 1-2pm & 18 December 11am-12pm. You can attend all or individual sessions.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH 13.00 – 14.00 Kay Sambell and Sally Brown – Fostering inner feedback to help students become better learners

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH 13.00 – 13.30 Charlie Reis – Making Connections in Virtual Learning and Teaching 13.30 – 14.00 Roni Bamber Our days are numbered: Metrics, managerialism, and academic development.

WEDNESDAY, 16TH DECEMBER 13.00 – 13.30 Kay Guccione – The Journal of Imaginary Research: the value of writing micro-fiction in unsticking stuck PhD thesis-writers 13.30 – 14.00 Keith Smyth and Alex Walker – Developing online learning through the pandemic: digitally enabled approaches to student and staff peer support within a distributed university

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 13.00 – 14.00 Judith Broadbent – Exploring Allyship through an institutional lens

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH 11.00 – 12.00 Sharon Flynn, Alice Hynes, David Moloney and Ruairi O’Gallchoir (EDTL Project Team) – Surviving and Thriving in the online space; the experience of students and staff