Following more than eighteen months of discussion and a structured review process that consulted the entire SEDA community, we are pleased to announce SEDA’s newly revised values.
SEDA is a values-driven organisation, committed to educational development, and underpinned by the following values:
- Developing understanding of how people learn
- Practising in ways that are scholarly, professional and ethical
- Working with and developing learning communities
- Valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity
- Continually reflecting on practice to develop ourselves, others and processes
These values are intended to inform our actions, whether as an educational developer, a teacher or a supporter of learning. They are sometimes about what we do; sometimes about why and how we do it; sometimes about what our actions are intended to achieve. So, the SEDA values are a guide for action.
The fact that the revised values may seem little changed despite much debate and several draft versions testifies to their being soundly based and widely agreed by the community.
One of the considerations was that the values needed to guide the activities of the Association and its members, whilst at the same time being relevant to the participants on SEDA-PDF accredited programmes, who may not be educational developers or teachers.
Pam Parker and Stephen Bostock, Co-chairs, SEDA