Dr Helen Webster – Presenter at #ALDCon21

Association for Learning Development in Higher Education Conference 2021

Presenter: Dr Helen Webster

Institution: Newcastle University

Biography:

Helen is Head of Newcastle University’s Writing Development Centre. She has worked in Learning Development in HE for 15 years, including at Newcastle University, Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East Anglia. She has worked on ALDinHE’s Professional Development Working Group for many years, as well as the Steering Group.

She is interested in Learning Development as an emerging profession and committed to supporting the professional development of other practitioners. Her work explores how we enact Learning Development’s signature pedagogy and distinct values in our practice, including 1-2-1 work and workshop teaching, ensuring that our pedagogy is informed by the evidence base and underpinned by theory. She has developed a number of models and principles for LD practice, which draw on her commitment to student-centred, emancipatory practice, including the 5 Ps of LD and the Four Roles of an LDer.

She is a National Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Certified Leading Practitioner of Learning Development (CeLP), as well as a PGCE qualified teacher (HE and FE). She blogs as Rattus Scholasticus.

Sessions:

Webster, H. (2021) Developing and teaching workshops in Learning Development – Training taster session for new LDers. Workshop presented at the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education Conference 2021, Online.

Webster, H. and Popoola, O. (2021) Decolonisation and Learning Development: Are We the Bad Guys?. Paper presented at the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education Conference 2021, Online.

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