advancing practice in academic development seda series

Download Book Advancing Practice In Academic Development Seda Series in PDF format. You can Read Online Advancing Practice In Academic Development Seda Series here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Advancing Practice In Academic Development

Author : David Baume
ISBN : 9781317520344
Genre : Education
File Size : 28. 67 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 460
Read : 1056

Get This Book


Within the field of academic development, the last twenty years have seen a great expansion of published research into practice and the further development of theoretical approaches. This growth in the scholarship of academic development matches a growth in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Advancing Practice in Academic Development draws on these evolving scholarships to advance professional practice in academic development, addressing questions such as: . How have global academic developers and their units developed and changed over recent decades? How has the context in which academic development work is done altered? What have academic developers and their professional associations learnt? Case studies and examples are used throughout the text to illustrate development scenarios and methods. Academic development is considered as, among others, a critical, a scholarly, a principled, a pragmatic, a supporting and a leadership role. This book is ideal for use on academic development courses run by SEDA and other international organisations as well as by those who have responsibility for leading the improvement of educational practice. Written in a scholarly, accessible, stimulating and practical style, this book acknowledges difficulties and offers ways forward. As well as analysing problems, it offers solutions. Links to web sources referenced in this book can be found at www.seda.ac.uk/apad

Handbook Of Quality Assurance For University Teaching

Author : Roger Ellis
ISBN : 9781351740326
Genre : Education
File Size : 59. 63 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 296
Read : 625

Get This Book


This practical and authoritative handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues and approaches to assuring quality in university teaching. Including contributions from major international figures, the book contains a wealth of ideas and practical advice to help universities commit to quality in teaching and offers insights into how the topics raised can be directly applied. The book initially identifies some of the key issues surrounding the topic, such as the evidence-based identification of teaching quality; the training of university lecturers and faculty; external and internal quality assurance; the tension between professional autonomy and governmental regulation; and the involvement of students in developing quality. It then moves on to present ideas and initiatives to address these problems, tackling the subject through four sections: Assuring Quality – questioning what quality assurance means and how it might be practised; Identifying Quality – examining what knowledge exists at present and how it might be further researched; Developing Quality – investigating the development of staff through teacher training and appraisal; Case Studies of Quality Assurance – reviewing six case studies of quality assurance in a range of contrasting subjects including the professional subjects of Medicine, Nursing and Teacher Training which are also addressed systemically in the first section. Full of practical advice, Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching is an invaluable and unique resource for Faculty, Subject Leaders, University Administrators and Quality Assessors.

Conceptualising The Digital University

Author : Bill Johnston
ISBN : 9783319991603
Genre :
File Size : 55. 11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 759
Read : 1089

Get This Book



A Guide To Staff Educational Development

Author : David Baume
ISBN : 9781135724870
Genre : Education
File Size : 51. 45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 792
Read : 491

Get This Book


Systematic support for improving education and learning in further and higher education, has moved to centre stage in recent years. This is reflected in the increasing membership of professional bodies. Most new staff are encouraged to engage in staff development programmes, but receive little training to do so. This book has been written to meet this need: it is a practical handbook that introduces the key issues in staff and educational development, ideal for any education professional in the early years of their career at further or higher education level.

Educational Development

Author : Land, Ray
ISBN : 0335213286
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 47 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 105
Read : 1011

Get This Book


· What do educational developers see as the main issues to be tackled within their work? · How does the educational context and culture in which they work affect the practice of educational developers? · How do educational developers perceive change occurring within higher education organisations? In higher education institutions worldwide, issues relating to quality in teaching and learning have gained prominence over the last two decades as student numbers, and the need to be publicly accountable, have increased. During this time a sizeable community of educational developers has emerged whose work and research focuses on the enhancement of the student experience in higher education. A significant issue for these developers is how change can be effected in organisations with well-established academic cultures and practices, beset by many other priorities and pressures. This first book-length analysis of developers as a community of practice illustrates in their own words the issues they face, their differing orientations to development (given their differing organisational cultures), and how they see their institutional role. What emerges is the contested notion of ‘development’ itself, and a tribe of developers who, though fragmented, offer a rich variation in their discourse, identity and practice. Drawing upon developers’ own voices, the book offers a lively and accessible narrative approach to this rapidly evolving area. It is a useful guide to help individual developers compare their own practice with that of others, and development teams to map the effectiveness of their own centre’s provision. Educational Developmentis essential reading for educational developers, teaching and learning co-ordinators and teaching fellows, as well as senior managers with remits for academic development, and directors of quality assurance. It is also of interest to those in higher education who are concerned with bringing about organisational or cultural change.

A Guide To Faculty Development

Author : Kay J. Gillespie
ISBN : 0470600063
Genre : Education
File Size : 49. 82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 671
Read : 574

Get This Book


Since the first edition of A Guide to Faculty Development was published in 2002, the dynamic field of educational and faculty development has undergone many changes. Prepared under the auspices of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), this thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition offers a fundamental resource for faculty developers, as well as for faculty and administrators interested in promoting and sustaining faculty development within their institutions. This essential book offers an introduction to the topic, includes twenty-three chapters by leading experts in the field, and provides the most relevant information on a range of faculty development topics including establishing and sustaining a faculty development program; the key issues of assessment, diversity, and technology; and faculty development across institutional types, career stages, and organizations. "This volume contains the gallant story of the emergence of a movement to sustain the vitality of college and university faculty in difficult times. This practical guide draws on the best minds shaping the field, the most productive experience, and elicits the imagination required to reenvision a dynamic future for learning societies in a global context." —R. Eugene Rice, senior scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities "Across the country, people in higher education are thinking about how to prepare our graduates for a rapidly changing world while supporting our faculty colleagues who grew up in a very different world. Faculty members, academic administrators, and policymakers alike will learn a great deal from this volume about how to put together a successful faculty development program and create a supportive environment for learning in challenging times." —Judith A. Ramaley, president, Winona State University "This is the book on faculty development in higher education. Everyone involved in faculty development—including provosts, deans, department chairs, faculty, and teaching center staff—will learn from the extensive research and the practical wisdom in the Guide." —Peter Felten, president, The POD Network (2010–2011), and director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Elon University

Towards Strategic Staff Development In Higher Education

Author : Richard Blackwell
ISBN : 0335212107
Genre : Education
File Size : 67. 69 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 844
Read : 1074

Get This Book


"All members of the academic community - staff and students - are indebted to the authors of this exciting new publication which gives voice to those who have quietly and effectively redefined the staff development imperative and repositioned its professional agenda at the heart of organisational change and development."Professor Dianne Willcocks, Principal, York St John College"Towards Strategic Staff Development in Higher Education is an important addition to items of essential reading for senior managers as well as staff developers. This collection of essays will stimulate discussion, debate and action among members of the higher education community."Professor Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor, University of LeicesterThis book focuses on strategic staff development in higher education, a sector in which staff development has been largely viewed as an operational activity with little organizational relevance. The book demonstrates how staff development needs to engage with recent scholarship on 'organizational learning', aligning itself with institutional and departmental needs as well as the needs of individual staff.Using a broad definition of staff development, the book seeks to cover all aspects of the academic role and the interests of all staff. Authors are drawn from a range of backgrounds including senior staff, and thus the book addresses a wider readership than just the staff development community.Towards Strategic Staff Development in Higher Education combines a scholarly review of relevant literature with practical strategies and suggestions for readers.

Reshaping Teaching In Higher Education

Author : Alan Jenkins
ISBN : 9780749439033
Genre : Education
File Size : 69. 82 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 636
Read : 540

Get This Book


This practice-based guide shows how academic research activity can be connected to academic teaching activity in higher education to ensure that neither operates in a vacuum and that each can be enhanced by the other. It addresses issues at the individual, course and institutional level.

Assessment For Learning In Higher Education

Author : Peter Knight
ISBN : 9780749415327
Genre : Education
File Size : 60. 72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 543
Read : 1220

Get This Book


Combining case studies with theory, this collection reflects current developments and best practice in assessing learners. Part of the Staff and Educational Development series, it is valuable for staff and course developers in higher education.

Seda Cog A 95 Review Guidelines

Author : SEDA-Council of Governments
ISBN : PSU:000049904741
Genre : Regional planning
File Size : 81. 63 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 270
Read : 959

Get This Book



Top Download:

Best Books