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Designing and Delivering Courses/Modules in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences: a workshop for new and recently appointed teaching staff

23-24 May 2000
Hornton Grange, University of Birmingham Conference Centre

Aims and Learning Outcomes of the Workshop
Staff
Programme
Cost and Timetable
Contact
Booking Form

Aims and Learning Outcomes of the Workshop

The workshop aims to help newly appointed teaching staff in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences become better teachers more quickly. Participants will evaluate a range of teaching, learning and assessment approaches, methods and resources for these subjects, and will plan their future teaching and continuing professional development.

On completion of the workshop participants will have had the opportunity to:

The workshop will be run by a team of geographers and earth and environmental scientists, who are all experienced in teaching and learning issues.

The workshop is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and will be monitored by the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ILT).

 

Staff

Jenny Blumhof (Environmental Scientist) University of Hertfordshire
Brian Chalkley (Geographer) Plymouth University
Gordon Clark (Geographer) Lancaster University
Phil Gravestock (Earth Scientist) Cheltenham & Gloucester College of HE
Marianne Hall (Environmental Scientist) University of Hertfordshire
Mick Healey (Geographer) Cheltenham & Gloucester College of HE
Andrew Honeybone (Environmental Scientist) University of Hertfordshire
Alan Jenkins (Educational Developer) Oxford Brookes University
Helen King (Earth Scientist) Southampton Oceanography Centre
Neil Thomas (Earth Scientist) Kingston University

 

Programme

Issues concerning safety, equal opportunities, part-time students, special-needs students and distance learners will be dealt with by embedding them in each of the programme's sessions as appropriate.

Day 1 23 May
Session 1 Introduction. Defining the key issues for the group and for you. (11.00)
(Alan Jenkins and Gordon Clark)
Session 2 Learning outcomes and assessment in our subjects
(Brian Chalkley and Mick Healey)
Session 3 Parallel sessions in:
  • Communication and information technology in our subjects
    (Mick Healey and Phil Gravestock)
  • Resource-based learning in our subjects
    (Brian Chalkley)
  • Integrating skills development with academic content: a problem-based learning exercise
    (Jenny Blumhof, Marianne Hall and Andrew Honeybone)
  • Lecturing in our subjects
    (Gordon Clark)
Session 4 Experiencing fieldwork
(Alan Jenkins)
   
Day 2 24 May
Session 5 Parallel sessions in:
  • Communication and information technology in our subjects
    (Mick Healey and Phil Gravestock)
  • Laboratory classes in our subjects
    (Helen King and Neil Thomas)
  • Resource-based learning in our subjects
    (Brian Chalkley)
  • Small-group teaching in our subjects
    (Gordon Clark)
Session 6 Parallel sessions in:
  • Integrating skills development with academic content: a problem-based learning exercise
    (Jenny Blumhof, Marianne Hall and Andrew Honeybone)
  • Supervising our research students
    (Gordon Clark)
  • Laboratory classes in our subjects
    (Helen King and Neil Thomas)
  • Work experience, employer links and employability for our students
    (Brian Chalkley)
Session 7 Preparing a new module or block of teaching
(Helen King and Neil Thomas)
Session 8 Producing an event profile and personal action plan for continuing professional development
(Alan Jenkins and Gordon Clark)

(The workshop will end at 16.30)

Throughout the workshop participants will have access to a 'resource library' and a 'swap-shop', where requests for assistance can be made.

 

Cost and Timetable

The workshop (including accommodation and meals) will be free of charge

There is a limit on the number of places available and applicants will be treated on a 'first come, first served' basis with, in the first instance, a restriction of one member of staff per department. Reserve places for further members of staff may be booked.

 

Contact

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact Phil Gravestock, Geography Discipline Network, Geography & Environmental Management Research Unit, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of HE, Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ
Tel: 01242 543368 Fax: 01242 543283 Email: pgravestock@glos.ac.uk

 

Booking Form

Please return the form by Wednesday 15 March 2000. After this date we will allocate any remaining places to names on the reserve list.

Name:

Address:

 

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

Please list the name(s) of staff in your department who would also like to attend the workshop:

Reserve name 1:

Reserve name 2:

Signature of Head of Department:

Return to:
Dr Phil Gravestock, Geography and Environmental Management Research Unit (GEMRU), Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ

The booking form is also available as a pdf file


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