The University as Community: lessons from research

Recently I gave a ‘lecture’ in the college of which I am a part, a ‘reflection on my research, both quantitative and qualitative elements’. On the day, just 8 people came along, so in a lecture room that holds 500 that felt a little odd. Cosy though. However, whilst a tad disappointed, I reflected that this event HAD given me the chance to do some reading – on the philosophy of science; to dig out some pics of myself as a postdoc in Japan 30 years ago (below); and to reflect on the nature of the university. I also decided to try Slideshare, and I uploaded the slides (see below).

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Advancing Practice In Academic Development: Chapter 12 Researching academic development

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Edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic
Routledge – The Staff and Educational Development Series
Publication January 2016

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Advancing Practice In Academic Development: Chapters 9 to 11

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Edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic
Routledge – The Staff and Educational Development Series
Publication January 2016

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Reflection on demand?

Reflective practitioners? Reflection on action? Reflection in action? But what are the conditions when real reflection is more likely to happen? What kinds of evidence of reflection may there be? Do any of these lead to sensible metrics to try to ‘measure’ reflection? Are there indeed any realistic, objective assessment criteria which can be applied to evidence of reflection? And how is one supposed to compose some reflective writing anyway? Too many questions! Is composing this little piece for SEDA helping me to reflect? Well, hopefully. Continue reading

Advancing Practice In Academic Development: Chapters 5 to 8

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Edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic
Routledge – The Staff and Educational Development Series
Publication January 2016

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Advancing Practice In Academic Development: Chapter 4 Supporting continuing professional development (CPD) for lecturers

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Edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic
Routledge – The Staff and Educational Development Series
Publication January 2016

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20th Annual SEDA Conference; a personal view

Scholarship and Educational Development: The importance of using an evidence base for Learning and Teaching, Cardiff 19th-20th November 2015

Arriving at the St. David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff the night before the conference started was great, and the venue was very impressive. I was looking forward to the conference focusing on Scholarship and Educational Development, and clearly from the submission of abstracts, and the amount of conference bookings, the topic appealed too many. It is also always good to catch up with colleagues at the conference, and have a few days to reflect away from work. Continue reading

Advancing Practice In Academic Development: Chapter 3 Professions and professionalism in teaching and development

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Edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic
Routledge – The Staff and Educational Development Series
Publication January 2016

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Advancing Practice In Academic Development: Chapters 1 and 2

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Edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic
Routledge – The Staff and Educational Development Series
Publication January 2016

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