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Visiting Fellows in Educational Development
Lancashire, United Kingdom

Mark Schofield

June 5 - August 7, 2009

Mark Schofield

Professor Mark Schofield is Dean of Teaching and Learning Development and Professor of Learning and Teaching at Edge Hill University in the UK. He leads external consultancy in learning and teaching, with an increasing focus on technology enhanced learning which earned him a visiting professorial chair at Leeds Metropolitan University. His interests also include constructivism and learning, pedagogy, widening participation, academic writing, critical thinking and complex problem solving, and institutional research focused on enhancing learning.

In addition to his Dean’s role, Professor Schofield is Academic Director of the SOLSTICE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, which is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was co-chair of the Staff and Educational Development Association Publications committee. He is chair of the Edge Hill University Centre for Learning and Teaching Research, which focuses on post-compulsory education policy and practice, and is a member of the steering group for the Edge Hill University's Centre for Research in Widening Participation, the national HEFCE/HEA/JISC Joint E-Learning Partnership Board, and the JISC Users and Innovations Committee. Professor Schofield has acted as an expert advisor to the HEA eLearning Observatory initiative, government groups envisioning technological support for learning in the future, the HEA eLearning ‘Think Tank,’ and is currently a ‘critical friend’ the national JISC EMERGE and European BAZAAR online research and development communities. His past work on research, curriculum design and eLearning has cemented firm international partnerships including the University of Johannesburg, the United States Air Force Academy, and the international DLAC (Distance Learning and Collaboration) group. He has recently gratefully accepted an invitation to a Senior Fellowship in Educational Development at the University of Windsor, Ontario.

Mark Schofield sitting in kayak holding paddle. Marie-Jeanne Monette paddles in a kayak behind him.

Mark Schofield paddling at Peche Island, a municipal park owned and operated by the City of Windsor.

Alan Wright and Mark Schofield pose on the rooftop of a building with the Detroit skyline in the background.

Alan Wright and Mark Schofield enjoy the view of the Red Bull Air Races from a lofty vantage point.

The Windsor and Detroit skyline as seen from the roof top patio of a Windsor condominium.

The Windsor skyline and the Detroit skyline from the roof top patio of a Windsor condominium.

A plane is about to fly through two inflated pylons on the Detroit River. The Renaissance Center is in the background.

Red Bull Air Race action over the Detroit River provides a great spectacle for visitors and Windsor residents alike.