SEDA/AISHE Spring Conference 2002
Supporting & Evaluating Change: enhancing the practice & scholarship of learning, teaching and assessment11 April 2002 - 12 April 2002
The 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.
The 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
The 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.
The 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.