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The programme for our Postgraduates Who Teach workshops includes:
an exploration of signature pedagogies in GEES
strategies for engaging, working with and offering feedback to a range of learners
tips for handling common teaching challenges
ideas for supporting lab work and fieldwork, and
discussion and reflection on the role and contribution of graduate teaching assistants in all these areas.
Two workshops were held in 2017 (resources below). There are no workshops currently planned.
This workshop was led by by Dr Simon Tate (Newcastle University) and Dr Lynda Yorke (Bangor University):
Programme (October 2017)
Session One/Two - How do we teach, and how do students learn?
Sessions 1 and 2 - slides
Handout 1 - VARK
Handout 2 - Honey & Mumford
Session Three - Working with students: communication, assessment and feedback
Session 3 - slides
Handout 3 - Teaching
Handout 4 - Sample marksheets
Handout 5 - NUS
Handout 6 GEES assessment guidance
Session Four - Field, lab and practical based teaching
Session 4 - slides
Handout 7 - field and lab scenarios
Handout 8 - field and lab scenarios - ideas
Signature pedagogies and the contribution of graduate teaching assistants - Cheryl McGeachan
Working with students: communication, assessment and feedback - Emma Laurie
Teaching in the lab - Hannah Mathers, James Fitton and Cheryl McGeachan
Teaching in the field - Gordon Curry
Careers and progression - Hannah Mathers and Melike Peterson
The Society delivered a workshop in November 2016 on teaching in geography, earth and environmental sciences for early-career academics, in partnership with The Institution of Environmental Sciences, The Geological Society, and the British Society for Geomorphology. The next workshop is planned for November 2018 - please contact RHED@rgs.org to register your interest.
Scene-setter: teaching in GEES (Professor Joanna Bullard)
Session 1: Large-group teaching / teaching across GEES subjects (Dr Rob Francis)
Session 2: Curriculum co-design and student/research-led teaching (Dr Gordon Curry)
Reference list for curriculum co-design
Session 4: Fieldwork teaching / teaching fieldwork (Dr Gordon Curry)
Reference list for fieldwork teaching
Session 5: Teaching with data / teaching data skills (Dr Adam Dennett)
Presentation as PPT (for embedded media) - 464Mb
Geographical treasure hunt activity
Session 6: Learning and technology (via VLEs) (Dr Mark Steer)
Session 7: Assessment, giving and getting feedback (Professor Joanna Bullard)
Careers, pathways and priorities (Dr Sarah Dyer)
(Sessions 3 and 8, Explore your teaching, had no presentations or resources)
Geography and employability (Dr Stephanie Wyse)
"We learned" - summary of what participants learned over two days
The Society is delighted to support a number of Research and Working Group activities over the coming year.
13 December 2017
Following a Monday night lecture on the Society’s amazing film archive, the extensive collection of films is now available for everyone to watch online.
2 October 2017
With over 90 leading field scientists and explorers, the Explore weekend is unmissable for inspiration, advice and contacts.
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