Through teaching resources, events, programmes, exhibitions, policy consultation responses and briefings the Society aims to support high quality teaching and learning in geography.
We welcome visits by university geography classes to learn more about the Society. Contact RHED@rgs.org for more information.
Open Educational Resources (OER) describes resources that have been designed for use in teaching and learning, that have been made available for use by educators and students without the need to pay additional royalties, license fees or other charges. Materials are usually released for use under a Creative Commons license. The terms of the license defines how the materials may be used, including whether they may be further shared, modified, or used for commercial purposes. If you would like to make your teaching resources available for others to use, this JISC OER infokit provides helpful information about how to share your work.The geographical community has already created and shared OER resources and collections in a variety of ways:
Planet - the teaching and learning publication for GEES disciplines (discontinued in 2013).
The JISC app and resource store is the primary repository for OER in the UK. You can find thousands of static and interactive resources and apps on a wide range of topics, with flexible keyword searching.
Internet for geography - online tutorial to develop students' internet research skills, with specific reference to geographical information and topics. The tutorial contains a wide range of useful links to online learning materials, textbooks, multimedia, maps, digital data sets and more
LandMap - free, high quality spatial data download service for higher education institutions, supported and enhanced by a range of e-learning materials.
THE GEES Network @GEES_LTHE
A blog and discussion group for academics in geography, earth and environmental science to share information and have conversations about teaching and education.
Higher Education Research Group @HERG_RGS
A forum for the discussion of issues concerning higher education and geography within the Society, the group is active in promoting pedagogic research and developing the links between teaching and research.
The Geological Society Higher Education Network@geolsoc
A network to discuss and develop best practice across a range of shared interests, including: geoscience pedagogy and curriculum development; student skills; knowledge transfer and wider linkages.
INLT, the International Network for Learning and Teaching in Geography @INLTgeog
A network aiming to improve the quality and status of learning and teaching of geography in higher education internationally.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers@nagtgeo
Teaching activities, course descriptions, teaching techniques, career resources and more, including peer-reviewed geoscience activities (rated by goal, activity, assessment, effectiveness, robustness and completeness).
A professional development programme for academics teaching geoscience that brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support highest quality undergraduate geoscience education.