11.00 Meeting of Planning Group
2.15-3.30 SESSION ONE
Towards a Framework of Professional Teaching Standards’
Facilitator: Rob Norris, HE Academy (presentation)
This session starts with the presentation that will be given at the HE Academy consultation events regarding this document. We will then move on to reactions and implications for HEIs and Educational Development Groups particularly.
3:30 Afternoon refreshments
4.15-4.45 Theory Taster
Facilitator: Sheila Browning, Kingston University
This session is to help us consider possible topics and means of addressing theory relevant to educational development at HEDG meetings in future.
5.00-6:15 SESSION TWO
Pedagogy for Employability
Facilitator: Peter Knight, The Open University
Peter Knight will begin from the position that employability does not threaten our commitment to good teaching, learning and assessment practices. From this position he develops a view of the practices that will tend to enhance employability and promote good learning in the process. Assessment issues are addressed.
Peter Knight is Director of the Institute of Educational Technology in the Open University, UK. The Institute does advanced work on ways in which a variety of technologies can support excellent teaching, learning and assessment practices.
He does a lot of evaluation work and is co-director of the team doing the national evaluation of the Scottish quality enhancement framework, as well as doing various studies of the UK LTSN. He also leads the HEFCE enhancing student employability co-ordination team, which disbands at the end of February 2005. He has just begun a major study of the professional development of part-time teachers in higher education.
6:30 Networking in the bar
The First Year Experience
Facilitator: David Lines, Robert Gordon University
During a short dinner presentation, David will introduce some research he is undertaking for the QAA Scotland in his role of Director of a short-life research project looking at ‘the first year experience’. The intention is to examine ‘best- practice’ from around the world and then write up a series of case studies, with commentary. You will receive a questionnaire developed by David, to support his research.
9:15 SESSION THREE
10.30 Morning refreshments
11:00 SESSION FOUR
National Disability Team Update
Facilitator: Caroline Stainton
This session will give us the latest information and developments on the topic, and help educational development work planning for the future.
1:30 SESSION FIVE
Supporting New Academic Staff
Facilitator: Bland Tomkinson
This session builds on session one of the previous day. We aim to discuss the different ways of supporting staff new to HE teaching (regardless of their entry grade). In some ways this session also links to the discussions that were had at the most recent meeting of HEDG in London, regarding the professional identity of academic staff.