Resource Database: Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Agnew, C. Enhancing lectures by student interviews
Agnew, C. How do I encourage active learning?
Agnew, C. Lectures and distance learning
Agnew, C. Lecture reviews by students
Agnew, C. The use of case studies: the teaching and the learning of economic theory
Angseesing, J. Computer-marked tests in geography and geology



Baker, R. A method to make tutorials work better
Baker, R. Student research projects with community environmental groups
Baker, R. Teaching research skills to undergraduates
Ballantyne, C. Developing student skills through supervised group projects
Banks, M. Questionnaire Design
Banks, M. Everyday geography
Banks, M. Core and periphery - re-thinking a concept
Bell, M. Teaching introductory geological mapwork using workpacks
Bondi, L. Self-evaluation by students
Boucher, K. Use of data in understanding the diurnal pattern of urban air pollution
Boyle, A. Group-based projects in metamorphism: case study
Bryson, J. Use of group work in a final-year course
Bryson, J. Breaking through the 'A' level effect: a first year tutorial in student self-reflection
Burgess, J. & Jackson, P. Streetwork: an encounter with place
Burkill, S. A portfolio approach to transferable skills
Burkill, S. Using courseware to integrate skills across the curriculum
Burnett, J., Siddall, R., Filipescu, S., Brown, P., Hoare, T. and Howard, D. Effective teaching in the field: IMAGE, the future for geological fieldwork?
Buswell, R. European development: a project-based approach



Chalkley, B. Discrete modules in transferable skills
Chambers, W. Liverpool Hope University College: a value-added curriculum
Chance, J. Oxford Brookes University: an integrated curriculum
Chapman, K. Objective tests in formative and summative computer-assisted assessment
Chapman, K. Changing assessment practices in first and second year geography modules using Computer-Assisted Assessment (CAA) to set formative and summative objective tests
Charman, D. Improving student learning with computer-based feedback
Church, K. Fieldwork and the Open University
Clark, G. Enterprise dissertations
Clark, G. A local field trail
Clark, G. Understanding statistics
Clark, G. 'Pyramid' reading in a tutorial
Clark, G. & Wareham, T. Small-group teaching at Lancaster University
Colley, H. Mineral exploration and exploitation
Cook, K. Teaching development issues using information technology
Comber, D. & Headley, A. A novel technique to provide basic fieldwork skills to large numbers of first year undergraduates
Corey, D., Burkill, S. and Bartram, R. A fieldwork enquiry - planning issues in Tavistock: traffic and transport
Cutler, C. & Hay, I. Role play: 'club dread visits Rarotonga'



Dardis, G. 'Self-resourcing' for large group teaching on environmental issues
Dardis, G., Kitchin, R. and Tate, N. Virtual fieldwork in geography
DiBiase, D. A 'Prelude to GIS' for learners on campus and off
Dickinson, J.E. Environmental assessment: interdisciplinary teamwork approach
Dixon, C.
Detailed underground mapping in a mine - learning to think in three dimensions
Dixon, C. Geology and Man exercise
Drummond, I. Computerised collection and analysis of teaching quality assessment data
Dumayne-Peaty, L. Environmental change in Shetland
Dunn, K.M. & McKenzie, J. A multi-modal approach to teaching interviewing in geography



Ellis, B. Group work skills and environmental case studies


Emmett, T.
The use of the Internet and World-Wide Web in the development of new courses


Firth, C. Weathering, rainsplash and rivers
Flowerdew, R. Constructing a deprivation index during a tutorial
Foote, K. Virtual Geography Department
Fournier, E.J. Problem-based learning and world regional geography


Francis, J. Teaching large classes in the field


Gardiner, V. & D'Andrea, V. Assessment issues: a case study from Roehampton Institute London
Gardiner, V. & D'Andrea, V. Lecturing: case study from the University of Plymouth, UK
Garside, P. The use of press releases within political geography
Gant, R. Policy-related fieldwork for first year students
Gemmell, A. Experiments in geomorphology
Geography Department, Lancaster Mentoring new tutors
Gill, R. A student's first encounter with geoscience fieldwork - making it an effective learning experience
Goldstone, M. An approach to resource-based learning in the Geography Department, University of Auckland
Gravestock, P. Hazard mitigation practical: predicting a volcanic eruption



Haigh, M. Experiments in soil erosion
Hardwick, S.W. & Renfro, E. Cognitive site mapping: placing yourself in context
Hardwick, S.W. & Renfro, E. Integrating technology and collaborative pedagogies into introductory human geography
Harris, F. An institution-wide approach to the skills curriculum
Harris, R. University College London: a research-led department
Harrison, M. Representation of the 'Third World'
Hay, I. Communication skills and criterion-referenced assessment
Hay, I. A strategy for teaching oral presentation skills
Hay, I. & Delaney, E. Peer writing groups in geographical education
Healey, M. 'Teaching each other': an example of active learning in a lecture, tutorial or workshop
Healey, M. Using peer and self assessment for assessing the contribution of individuals to a group project
Healey, M. & Ilbery, B. Designing a course around a textbook
Healey, M., Livingstone, I., Vujakovic, P. & Foster, I. Projects on geographical issues
Hendry, G.
Illustrating core mathematics and statistics with EXCEL
Hendry, G. Teaching with an Intranet
Henry, N. Using seminars to introduce small group teaching into large classes
Higgitt, D. Student-authored fieldtrails
Hindle, B. Project Work with small self-controlled groups
Hindle, B. Small group tutorials
Hindle, B. Interview skills
Honeybone, A. & Blumhof, J. An integrated approach to skills teaching
Horne, D. Environmental impact assessment
Hughes, P.
Images and story-telling: exploring representations of the Third World
Hughes, P. Use of the Internet to engage with ongoing negotiations in international environmental affairs
Hunt, J. Investigative field work: a new approach



Jenkins, A. Use of a tape recorder to comment on student dissertation drafts
Jones, G. Continuous assessment of geography classes taught in computer laboratories
Jones, J. Assessment by viva voce
Jones, R. The full year placement


Joyce, H.
Interactive mathematics and geoscience education (IMAGE)


Keene, P. Self-paced distance learning packages for large group fieldwork
Kemp, A.
MSci team project - guidelines for students on working in teams
King, C. Improving the teaching of plate tectonics: teacher education by means of a scientific approach that deals with teacher misconceptions
King, H. Problem-based learning as a means to develop key skills in tutorials
Kneale, P. Pollution prevention in business and industry: a Context case study
Kneale, P. Small-group teaching at the University of Leeds
Kneale, P. Water quality problems in Leeds



Lester, A. Seminar assessment
Lee, C.
An exercise in problem-based learning
Lidster, W. Self-appraisal
Livingstone, D. & Shuttleworth, I. Reading seminars
Lothingland, C. Leadership in multi-cultural management: the geographic influence
Lynch, K. Using group assignments to encourage active learning



Macdonald, R.H.
Preparing to teach large classes: strategies to promote active learning
MacFarlane, R. Video assessment of environmental management plans
Mackenzie, D. TRIADS applications: computer-based assessment of recent fieldwork experience
Maddrell, A. Role plays in the history and philosophy of geography
Mader, H. The University of Bristol 'quantitative skills' programme
Maguire, S. Geography for the new undergraduate: a first year seminar programme assisting the transfer from pre-university studies to higher education
Maguire, S. Group projects: an effective fieldwork teaching strategy
Maguire, S. Placement opportunities in Environmental Science
Martin, D. A research-led curriculum
Matthew, R. Replacing lectures by using audiotapes and written materials
McCaig, A. How to cope with large numbers at Level 3
McEwen, F. Delivery and assessment of key skills in the Earth Sciences curriculum
McKendrick, J. Using technology to provide enriched feedback on student coursework
Middleton, R. Geography TQA
Milton, T. Understanding the electromagnetic spectrum
Moles, N. and Leslie, G. Professional Practice in Geology - a teamwork course shadowing the minerals industry
Morphet, C. Learning through practice in retail geography
Mowbray, R. and Manns, H. CASE - waste minimisation scenario
Mulligan, M. Tutorials with a disappearing tutor
Mulligan, M. Building models to help understand the ecology of environmental change
Mulligan, M. Using the WWW in teaching and learning
Mulligan, M. Active student contrib. in lectures



Newby, P. Redesigning a module using a resource-based learning package focused around a set of assignments



Oliver, S. The use of supplemental instruction in learning information technology skills



Pain, R. Using self and peer assessment to improve students' essay writing: a case study from geography
Palmer, M.
WWW in a self-taught isotope geology course
Pearson, R., Brightmer, I. and Jegede, F. Computer-aided assessment
Penrose, J. Student peer assessment of seminar presentations
Percy-Smith, B. Investigation into the theory and practice of marketing tourist places: case study of the Heart of England Tourist Region
Petley, D. The expedition approach to independent fieldwork
Petts, G. Debating environmental issues



Rees, C. Students discussing and assessing the previous year's work
Rigby, J. Evaluating mapping
Roberts, C. Assessing through viva voce examination
Roberts, C. Developing a set of resource-based learning packages
Robertson, I. & Withers, C. Crofting - voices from the past
Rumsby, B. & Middleton, R. Web-based 'virtual' field trip package



Shepherd, I. A computer-supported independent study module
Short, C. Techniques for Improving Student Preparation for Examinations
Short, D. First year student-centred learning through guided peer-group work
Slater, T. Introductory local field work with large classes
Spellman, G. Creating a learning resource on the World Wide Web
Spooner, D. Work placements in environmental management
Stainfield, J. Using email to encourage communication among students and staff
Stainfield, J. Collaboration among staff to produce a Web fieldcourse site
Stanier, L. & Pearson, R. Role-play in fieldwork
Steeples, C., Bryson, M. & Armitage, S. Collaborative learning using computer-mediated communications (CMC)
Stewart, M.
Effective team-working in a group project (Level 4 undergraduate)
Sugden, D. Streamlining assessment to improve quality
Suthren, R. Creating electronic posters on the Web

Suthren, R.


Developing Web-based learning and information to support geoscience courses


Tomlinson, R. Vegetation studies for conservation: training project
Treeves, R. The use of embedded graphs in teaching with Excel
Tribe, M. 'BioActive': an application to support the course Energy from Biomass
Tullett, M. Using home-made software to illustrate difficult concepts



Unwin, D. Global climate change modelling



Vaan, A.A. Unfamiliarity as a learning experience: a personal view from the Canary Islands
Varney, M. Coping with large classes in the laboratory
Veenema, S. & Gardiner, H. Developing multimedia courseware to reflect a philosophy of learning
Vincent, P., Chapman, G. and Steeples, C. Tutorial groups and WWW conferencing



Waddington, S. Third year group projects
Wade, M. Parrots: a medium for integrating aspects of biogeography
Walford, N. Statistical analysis: a 'project approach'
Walker, G. and Young, L. Sustainable and virtual distance learning
Warburton, J., Allison, R.J. and Higgitt, D.L. 'Token Supervision - a method for improving the quality of undergraduate project supervision to increasing student numbers
Watkin, G. A placement geography module
Watts, S. & Gant, R. Replacing blocks of lectures with resource-based learning packages
Weaver, R. Using optical mark readers in student assessment
Weaver, R. Introduction to the laboratory
Weaver, R. Bracken invasion
Webb, B. 'Paperless' lectures
Wellens, J. Using computer software to provide case studies
Whalley, B. Critical use of the WWW and simple 'Home Page' construction
Whalley, B. Stress, strain and plasticity


Whalley, B. A basic skills course for geoscience Level 1


Young, L. Using literary texts in geography

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