SEDA/AISHE Spring Conference 2002

Supporting & Evaluating Change: enhancing the practice & scholarship of learning, teaching and assessment

11 April 2002 - 12 April 2002

Location: Dublin

Conference Aim
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.

Conference Themes
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
  • Problem-based learning.
Conference Programme
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.

Conference Venue
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.
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