This is a brilliant discussion thread, thanks Colin for instigating it. I endorse Michelle's suggestion below wholeheartedly. It would make a really useful and helpful contribution to our ALDinHE Professional Development working group activities, and as Michelle says, we are always encouraging new members to join the group and take activities such as this forward. I know it would be of great interest to all LDers and I would think it would make an excellent pre=conference or other session at our next conference in 2013.
Christine Keenan FHEA
Chair of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education
Learning and Teaching Fellow
School of Design, Engineering & Computing
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Subject: Re: LD...not just for students
Colin and I have been having our own email conversation and came up with the following suggestion:
How about a seminar/workshop which we could contribute to along the lines of:
"Can you have a career in iearning development? (and what can you do to develop one?)
We could develop the agenda with a mix of 'survivors/old-tomers/twilighters' ' like ourselves and early/mid-career Lders who would then facilitate the workshop and produce some sort of output (notes/resources) from it.
Worth taking forward?
On 23 Mar 2012, at 09:54, Michelle Reid wrote:
> Dear Colin,
> A pre-conference workshop or a professional development day focussing on career paths of LD practitioners and forward career planning is an excellent idea and fits well with the work of the ALDinHE Professional Development working group.
> I will flag it up to the PD working group and also we are always looking for new members of the PD working group so if you would be interested in joining us, we would really welcome your expertise and experience.
> Best wishes
> Dr Michelle Reid
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> Subject: LD...not just for students
> Learning development is not just for students (see link)
> Retirement, or semi-retirement, in my case, can open up a whole new
> world of informal learning possibilities.
> I wonder if, at some future LD conference, a workshop might be offered
> for LD practitioners to talk about their own career developments, e.g.
> 'where next?' type discussion and support.
> Colin Neville
> Trans:it Project
> (Resource Development)
> University of Bradford
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