Webinar recording: Academic development and learning development

On Wednesday 29th July 2020 we hosted our first ‘Developing Together’ webinar, with discussion around the overlaps and opportunities in the coming together of academic development and learning development. The (slightly truncated) recording is available to watch back, along with the transcript of the chat. Many thanks to all of our contributors!

What is learning development?

by Carina Buckley, PhD PFHEA CeLP Learning development is an ethos as much as a practice Learning development was born, as much as a pedagogic approach can be, out of conversation and collaboration, that coalesced a set of practices and a common understanding – or ambition – for what learning in higher education could andContinue reading “What is learning development?”

What is academic development?

by David Baume, PhD SFSEDA SFHEA Academic development = staff development + educational development Staff development – leading and supporting teaching and learning-related staff, and those who manage and support them, to enhance their professional capabilities in learning and teaching and allied topics. It will be good to see other accounts from academic developers ofContinue reading “What is academic development?”

Scope for cooperation

David Baume has written a post for the SEDA blog on how different third space professionals might come together in cooperation and collaboration in their institutions, and we are very glad to link to it here: https://thesedablog.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/aldinhe/ Figuring out how to start can often be helped along the way with a simple chat over aContinue reading “Scope for cooperation”

Why Collaborate?

There are two key reasons to collaborate in the field of development in higher education, and both of these come from the book Advancing Practice in Academic Development, edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic in 2016. Have a look at chapters 1 and 18 for more. Reason 1: The need for co-operation on developmentContinue reading “Why Collaborate?”

WEBINAR: Learning Developers & Academic Developers

Join us on Wednesday 29th July at 11am for conversations of collaboration between learning developers and academic developers. We aim to explore how these two roles (and their holders!) can understand each other, find ways to work together, and what effective collaboration between these two fields could look like. We will hear from members ofContinue reading “WEBINAR: Learning Developers & Academic Developers”