The 2013 Spring Conference takes place as SEDA celebrates its 20th birthday. The conference itself will be a one-day event but will be followed on Saturday 16th May by a series of interesting events – work-related and social - which participants may also wish to attend. All of the events are separately bookable and further information will be available in due course.
The conference will focus upon ‘Changing Values in Higher Education’. Values underpin all our work, be they personal, institutional, professional or national values. With the changes that have happened in education over the last few years in particular it is felt timely to consider the role of values and how they can be employed to enhance our work and practice. Contributors are invited to submit proposals that address the topic, within one of the themes, below.
Proposals could address a variety of questions under each theme, such as:
- What are your values?
- (How) have values changed as higher education has developed?
- Do values vary across the sector or according to discipline?
- Whose values are they?
- What difference do values make?
- Curriculum design and delivery
- Educational development
- Strategy and policy
- Student learning
- Researching learning and teaching
- Role of the Academic/Professional Development
Contributors are also encouraged to engage with SEDA’s values and the proposal form will ask for relevant SEDA values to be identified. The SEDA values are listed below:
1: An understanding of how people learn
2: Scholarship, professionalism and ethical practice
3: Working and developing learning communities
4: Working effectively with diversity and promoting inclusivity
5: Continuing reflection on professional practice
6: Developing people and processes
Your proposal may take either of the following formats:
Discussion paper: (20 minutes) giving an account of evaluation, policy or practice with the emphasis on drawing out lessons for others.
Research paper: (20 minutes) presentation of research and an emphasis on sharing the findings.
Posters: the maximum size should be A1. Posters will be available for participants to view throughout the conference. Additionally, there will be a timetabled poster session when presenters should be available to discuss the content with conference participants.
Submitting your proposal
Proposals should be submitted electronically to SEDA at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the proposal form, by Monday 5th November 2012. It is normal practice to accept only one contribution per individual so as to provide the opportunity for as many people to contribute as possible. It is a requirement that all presenters register as conference delegates.
Venue: Leeds Marriott Hotel, UK
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