SEDA Summer School 2008: Supporting Educational Change

09 July 2008 - 11 July 2008

Location: Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park

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.

Participants
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:

  • Analyse the opportunities and challenges of their current, and perhaps also their next, role(s) in academic development;
  • Develop both conceptual and practical approaches to their own work;
  • Share and test ideas and practices from other developers;
  • Work towards SEDA’s Associate Fellowship qualification

Methods
The course will involve seminars, workshops, small group and private study, and tutorials and mentoring with experienced developers. There will be time to think!

Facilitators
  • David Baume PhD FSEDA FHEA, previously at the Open University, now higher education consultant
  • Professor Diana Eastcott, previously at Birmingham City University, now higher education consultant
  • Jan Tenant FHEA, Head of Academic Practice and Enhancement, Loughborough University
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