Becoming Educational Developers - weaving identities

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
9:45am to 10:45am
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Dunwoody B
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Session Format

Educational developers require a range of knowledge and skills to enable them to work with colleagues to enhance teaching and learning activities. However, being able to clearly outline what knowledge and skills are needed has been problematic and has led to a paucity of programmes to prepare people for these roles. An international group of educational developers collaborated in designing a UK-Canadian pilot online programme for those who were considering or new to educational development. The panellists will interweave the perspectives of creators, tutors, and participant feedback about the online programme, and lessons learnt from the first offering.


  • Session References +

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