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Creating a Profession - Building Careers in Educational Development

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
22 June 2010 00:00

Since the inception of SEDA, the roles and responsibilities within educational development have diversified and intensified over the years in response to professionalisation and quality assurance/enhancement agendas. It is now time to examine the successes and challenges of this ever-changing profession and look towards future developments.

SEDA Special 27 presents eight reflective accounts that chart the career paths taken by new and experienced UK and international educational developers. Their stories will be of interest to those already working in, or considering pursuing a career in this rewarding profession.

A range of presentations will provide participants with a variety of national and international viewpoints and insights into the current climate within educational development worldwide.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own career trajectories and to consider some of the big questions for the future of educational development, such as:

  • How do we best induct new arrivals into the culture of educational development?

  • How can we support educational developers and open up routes for career and professional development?

  • What help can the sector, institutions and individuals themselves provide? 

Workshop Contributors:

  • Stuart Boon is a lecturer in the Centre for Academic Practice & Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde.

  • Ray Land is professor of higher education, Centre for Academic Practice & Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde.

  • Bob Matthew is Director of the Centre for Academic Practice & Learning at the University of Stirling.

  • Tai Peseta is a senior lecturer in the Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Centre, La Trobe University.

  • Louisa Sheward is a lecturer in the Centre for Academic & Professional Development, University of the West of Scotland.


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