This is SEDA’s 10th Annual Conference and we have chosen to focus our reflections on the key issues of professional standards and CPD in further and higher education. Colleagues in the further education sector have been working with standards based curricula for some time. More recently HEFCE and the Higher Education Academy have undertaken a major consultation exercise on introducing professional standards in learning and teaching in higher education. These developments clearly relate to SEDA’s championing of initiatives to enhance and professionalise teaching in higher education over the past decade and more.
How can professional standards in learning and teaching be measured in a sector that values innovation, individuality and professional autonomy?
These are challenging questions for a sector that delivers many programmes that are underpinned by outcomes based approaches to curriculum design and assessment. This conference will explore competing notions of the role of professional standards in the context of further and higher education.
The SEDA Conference ExperienceSEDA prides itself on creating a relaxed, welcoming and positive atmosphere at conferences, which encourages open, constructive and supportive sharing of ideas, experience and practice.
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ParticipantsThe conference will be of particular interest to all those involved in the development and application of standards or CPD frameworks in HE or FE. This includes:
Conference VenueThis year’s conference will return to the Novotel, Birmingham Centre, located on Broad Street in the heart of the City Centre. Fully residential delegates will be accommodated on-site – all rooms are en-suite. Birmingham is well served by the motorway network and parking is available at the hotel. New Street station is a short taxi ride away with regular rail links to Birmingham International Airport.
Tuesday 29th November 2005 – Day 1 (click here for day 2)Click on title to view abstract (Word docs):
|10.00 – 10.30am||Registration and coffee|
|10.30 – 11.00am||Welcome and Introductions|
|11.00 – 12.00am||Keynote: Trust and Accountability: a route to academic professionalism? Lewis Elton|
|12.15 – 1.45pm||Discussion Groups|
|12.45 – 1.45pm||LUNCH|
|1.45 – 2.30pm|| Parallel Session 1
|2.45 – 3.30pm|| Parallel Session 2
|3.30 – 4.00pm||Refreshments|
|4.00 – 5.30pm|| Parallel Session 3
|5.30 – 6.00pm||Reading Group|