Archive January 2018

3 interesting Events at PH Zürich

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to the following events organized by our  ZHE team (all in German).

Half day conference on personalizing learning on April 25th, 13:30-17:30 with a keynote by Prof. Dr. Dieter Euler. Students and teachers explore chances and limits of personalization in higher education.

Book Vernissage Weiterbildung gestalten -Über Kurse und Lehrgänge hinaus on March 13 at 18:15. Editors are Tobias Zimmermann, Geri Thomann und Denise Da Rin. At the Vernissage there will be an interesting discussion among the following experts: Kathrin Kraus, Irena Sgier and Philipp Wampfler.

Before the vernissage from 15-16 Thilo Hart, a faculty development colleague from FH Münster will present a most innovative approach practiced at the Wandelwerk. They focus on creating communicative opportunities for teachers. If you are interested get in touch with

We look forward to seeing you in one of these events.


Franziska and Mònica




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IJAD : contents list of the latest issue

Dear All

Below is the contents list of the latest issue of IJAD .



 Volume 22      Number 4      September 2017



Moving beyond orthodoxies in academic development

Tansy Jessop & Klara Bolander Laksov


Conceptualising a strategic alignment between curriculum and pedagogy through a Learning Design Framework

Bopelo Boitshwarelo & Vemuri Sivaram

 What can Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) offer academic development?

Rob Wass and Adon Moskal

 Tracing a Developer’s Development: A Self-Study in Teaching

Emily Gravett

 Academics at work: Mentoring in research, teaching, and service.

Jane Fowler

Collaborating with colleagues for the sake of academic and professional development in higher education

Leah Shagrir

Educational Development Units in Spain: Current status and emerging trends

  1. Dolores Márquez and Idoia Fernández

Evidencing the Impact of Teaching-related CPD: Beyond the ‘Happy Sheets’

Lucy Spowart, Jennie Winter, Rebecca Turner, Reema Muneer, Colleen McKenna and Puline Kneale

Book review

 Student Evaluation in Higher Education: Reconceptualising the Student Voice by Stephen Darwin

Linda Bowden

2nd SFDN Webinar : please enrol

Series 2018 – The board is pleased to launch a new way for members to connect and exchange practices with one-hour webinars that explore topics of interest to the SFDN community.  Please join us for this second online session and if you are interested in hosting a session, please also let us know.  We look forward to your participation and feedback.

There is a wealth of evidence that peer learning and teaching is extremely effective for a wide range of goals. Moreover, skill in working cooperatively is essential for most vocations.

Peer instruction as a learning system involves students preparing to learn outside of class by doing pre-class readings. Then, in class, the instructor engages students by posing prepared conceptual questions or ConcepTests that are based on student difficulties.

Instructors can also take advantage of technology to communicate with students, by using student response websites  which enable a large number of students to send their individual responses to an instructor’s computer. The instructor is then quickly able to assess student’s prior knowledge of a subject or check their understanding of new concepts.

The focus of the webinar will be on the following :

  1. What is Peer instruction and how it works
  2. What is a ConceptTest
  3. What is Peer Instruction workflow

  The webinar will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 11h00 – 12h00.  Further details and instructions for accessing the online session will be sent after registration.  Please contact Ariane Dumont for registration