The SED Program is an experiential learning and work opportunity for graduate students who are interested in learning about educational development and who are keen to help support and improve teaching and learning at McMaster. The Program combines staff and peer mentorship with structured work experience, and enables Student Educational Developers to learn and refine educational development skills while directly contributing to the campus community.
The Program, launched in 2018, is organized around five main outcomes. By the end of the program, Student Educational Developers should be able to:
1) Describe what educational development is and what educational developers do;
2) Establish a network of connections to educational developers across multiple contexts;
3) Demonstrate educational development knowledge, values, and skills by engaging in evidence-based practices;
4) Identify and discuss scholarly literature that informs educational development practice, and
5) Reflect on how organizational, administrative, and academic context influences educational development practice.