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By Peter Kahn

Systematic help for making improvements to schooling and studying in additional and better schooling, has moved to centre level in recent times. this is often mirrored within the increasing membership our bodies. such a lot new employees are inspired to interact in employees improvement programmes, yet obtain little education to take action. This ebook has been written to satisfy this desire: it's a functional instruction manual that introduces the foremost concerns in employees and academic improvement, perfect for any schooling specialist within the early years in their profession at extra or better schooling point.

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At the time, I was head of the Educational Development and Support Service (EDSS) at London Guildhall University (LGU). Invited to run a workshop on Assessment for the Faculty of Art, Design and Manufacture at LGU I used a planning and evaluation form to collect in advance A Guide to Staff & Educational Development 28 participants’ views on what they wanted from the workshop. I used this form to determine the detailed outcomes for and contents of the workshop, as well as to evaluate the workshop in terms of achievement of participants’ own goals.

A Guide to Staff & Educational Development 30 CASE STUDY 4: THE DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL COUNSELLORS (BY ANNE LANGLEY) I found this a difficult objective to demonstrate for the SEDA Fellowship. In theory we all believe that staff development should be based on client needs, but it is all too easy to assume that we know what these are, rather than making the effort to discover what they actually are. The case study here concerns a small group of residential school counsellors. There had been requests for some years for a resource to support new counsellors at residential school, to parallel the equivalent resource for new tutors.

Similarly, the ‘Faculty Learning Academy’ run by Pima Community College (Schulz and Gonzales, 1998) is a two-week-long event designed for new academic staff. Usually such events occur in a residential environment and the participants take active roles in facilitating the event. • Learning and teaching course or programme. Some universities offer academic staff an opportunity to participate in a longer-term accredited course or programme on learning and teaching in higher education. These programmes usually focus on developing knowledge in learning theories and practices, and applying learner-centred teaching methods in their own setting.

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