Evaluating teaching-related CPD in Higher Education
This session provides an opportunity to reflect on how teaching-related Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is currently evaluated in educational development practice. The session is based on the outcomes of the HEA/PedRIO project ‘Evaluating teaching-related CPD in Higher Education’ (Kneale et al. 2016).
Educational Developers are increasingly being asked to evidence the value of their work in higher education institutions but this is tricky business. The links between intervention and changes to lecturers’ conceptions, beliefs and practices can take time and are subject to other influences. This situation prompted the HEA/PedRIO project upon which this session is based, the project developed a research-informed Toolkit for good practice in evaluating teaching-related CPD. In this session the Toolkit will be introduced and participants will have a chance to consider their own practice in relation to the Toolkit’s recommendations. The session will then examine how these recommendations have been embedded into practice by PedRIO at the University of Plymouth. Participants will be invited to critique this work and to make suggestions for next steps in this and their own practice.
Publications relating to this work:
- Spowart, L., Winter, J., Turner, R., Muneer, R., McKenna, C. & Kneale, P. (2017) ‘Evidencing the impact of teaching-related CPD: beyond the ‘Happy Sheets’. International Journal for Academic Development.
- Winter, J., Turner, R., Spowart, S. Muneer, R. and Kneale, P. (2017) Evaluating academic development in the higher education sector: Academic developers’ reflections on using a Toolkit resource. Higher Education Research and Development.
- Turner, R., Spowart, l., Winter, J., Muneer, R., & Kneale, P. (2016). ‘The lecturer should know what they are talking about’: SU Officers perceptions of teaching-related CPD and implications for practice. Innovations in Education and Teaching Special Issue: Pp 1-9
- Kneale, P., Winter, J., Spowart, L., Turner, R. and Muneer, R. (2016) Evaluating teaching development activities in higher education: a toolkit. Higher Education Academy, York. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/evaluating-teaching-development-higher-education
- Hughes, J., McKenna, C., Kneale, P., Winter, J., Turner, R., Spowart, L., & Muneer, R. (2016). Evaluating teaching development in higher education: Towards impact assessment (Literature Review). York: Higher Education. Retrieved June 3, 2016, from https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resource/evaluating-teaching-development-higher-education
The session will facilitated remotely by Dr Jennie Winter Associate Professor in Educational Development at the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO), Plymouth University.
Dr Jennie Winter is an Associate Professor in Educational Development at the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO), Plymouth University. She is a National Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a representative of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).
Jennie is interested in a range of academic development themes including the student voice, education for sustainable development and evidencing the impact of academic development. Significant recent work includes a national research project on evaluating the impact of academic development in UK higher education (Kneale et al. 2016; Spowart et al. 2017; Winter et al. 2017), and international comparative work investigating how sustainability concepts are taught in Business and Economics in the UK and China (Winter and Cotton 2017). Jennie’s research has been utilised by the European Commission, presented at international conferences and by invite to selected institutions. You can find out more about Jennie’s work at this link – https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/jennie-winter.
Outline for the Day
11:00am Welcome: Jane MacKenzie
11:05am CPD Session: Evaluating teaching-related CPD in Higher Education
12:30pm Lunch Please note: Lunch is not provided.
1:30pm SHED community discussion of sector issues – As we are no longer a lobbying group, this will now be an open meeting for all.
3:30pm Close of day
The meeting will take place in Room GH208J, Graham Hills building, University of Strathclyde – see campus map and travel guidance. Please note: Lunch is not provided but attendees may like to visit the Nourish Café in the TIC building. As always you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.
To have an indication of numbers can you please email SHED Secretary Janis Davidson to confirm your attendance or to send in your apologies.