1st Edition

Enhancing Staff and Educational Development

Edited By David Baume, Peter Kahn Copyright 2004
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    Systematic support for improving education and learning in further and higher education has moved to centre stage in recent years- a phenomenon reflected in the booming membership of professional development bodies.
    This title complements the authors' introductory Guide to Staff and Educational Development, also in this series. This book provides a more detailed consideration of the fundamental issues in staff and educational development, analysing the context in which it functions, the roles undertaken by practitioners and ways in which staff and educational development can be promoted and managed at senior and institutional levels, as well as for individuals.
    Written in an engaging, accessible style, it is rooted in practice with a wealth of case study material and practical advice. The book covers areas such as:
    * how professionals learn and develop
    * developing institutional policy and strategy for development
    * leading an educational development unit
    * programmes in learning and teaching in higher education
    * areas of specialist expertise
    * career pathways
    Enhancing Staff and Educational Development combines the insights of seasoned developers with the innovations of new developers, and will be a compelling read for anyone dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning.

    Includes: developing institutional policy and strategy for development; how professionals learn and develop; leading an educational development unit; programmes in learning and teaching in higher education; areas of specialist expertise; and career pathways


    David Baume is an international consultant in higher education and a respected worker, author and editor in the field. He was previously Director of Teaching Development in the Centre for Higher Education Practice at the Open University, UK. He is a SEDA fellowship holder.

    Peter Kahn is Teaching Development Officer at the University of Manchester, UK. He also holds a SEDA fellowship.

    'This book, containing a rich source of case study experience and sensible, practical advice on the policy and practice implications for staff and educational developers and units, is a useful guide to enhancing practice' -Kogi Naidoo, Higher Education Review