Tag Archives: Teaching

HEA Postgraduates who teach workshop

18th November, RGS-IBG, London

A  one day workshop for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) disciplines – teaching, demonstrating, fieldwork assistants, guest lecturing, marking, etc. There will be a range of sessions including using and creating Open Educational Resources, making field and laboratory work effective, giving constructive feedback in GEES disciplines, career planning. There will also be an opportunity to bring your own teaching related problems to a question and answer session. This is a superb opportunity to network and develop contacts across the GEES disciplines and beyond your own institution. Further details and registration at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2013/18_Nov_Postgraduates_who_teach_GEES

Postgraduates who Teach: 1-day Workshop, Edinburgh, March 11th

11 March 2013, Edinburgh. ‘Postgraduates who teach in Geography Earth and Environmental Science’: one day Higher Education Academy workshop event.

This free one day workshop is designed for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the GEES disciplines (teaching, demonstrating, fieldwork assistants, guest lecturing, marking, etc). There will be a range of sessions including using and creating Open Educational Resources, making field and laboratory work effective, giving constructive feedback in GEES disciplines, career planning. There will also be an opportunity to bring your own teaching related problems to a question and answer session.

Travel grants are available for some attendees – but must be made a month in advance i.e. before 11th February. See http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund for details of how to apply. Postgrads should apply under the stream ‘students attending teaching and learning events’ and to make it clear that the course will impact on their practice.

Please contact Helen Walkington directly to express interest in attending: helen.walkington@heacademy.ac.uk

Dr Helen Walkington FRGS PFHEA NTF
Discipline Lead for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
 

Call for papers: ‘Towards Innovative Energy, Environment and Geography Teaching’

We are currently seeking abstracts for this one-day workshop, which will take place on the 13th of March 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) (RGS-IBG) in London. The event is being organised under the auspices of the InTreAct (Investigating REsidential and business energy consumption via student-led ACTion research) project. It is funded by the Higher Education Academy, with support from the Energy Geographies Working Group of the RGS-IBG.

The aim of the workshop is to build research capacity and provide a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange, by bringing together higher education teachers who wish to share and improve their pedagogical practices in the geography, earth, and environmental sciences (GEES) domain. Paper topics can include, but are not limited to:

– Methods and techniques for active, problem-based and/or collaborative energy teaching in GEES disciplines;

– Using students as partners in GEES energy learning projects (via student-led activities and placements);

– The demand for learning energy-related issues in GEES;

– Developing innovative energy syllabi in GEES;

– Novel technologies for energy teaching in GEES (comparative opportunities, problems and strengths).

Paper abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr Saska Petrova (s.petrova@bham.ac.uk) no later than the 20th of February 2013. Limited travel bursaries will be available. Please indicate your interest in them when sending your abstract.

Higher Education Academy: New to teaching workshop

New to Teaching workshop

17 – 18 December, Lucas House, University of Birmingham Conference Park.

Book your place here.

This event is for academic staff who are in the first few years of teaching and who would like to develop their teaching skills in the context of their own discipline. It is designed to complement university-run courses offered to all new academic staff.  This is a practical, activity-based workshop which will provide delegates with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with GEES colleagues from across the UK.  The programme is likely to include (although we will respond to specific requests):

• Student engagement and participation
• How students learn in our disciplines, the transitions they experience, and approaches to teaching and supporting learning
• Assessment and feedback
• Avoiding disasters! – some coping strategies
• Discipline-specific use of technologies
• Invited professional body speakers
• Reusing resources, OERs, and flexible learning
• Evaluating your practice, and its impacts on the student learning experience

This is a free two day event. Refreshments, evening meal and lunches on both days will be provided. Delegates can apply to the HEA Travel Fund for support with travel and overnight accommodation costs; please note applications must be made at least one month in advance. B&B accommodation is available at the venue.

If you wish to express interest in attending the following New to Teaching workshop on 13-14 May in Scotland please email Helen Walkington.

Postgraduates who Teach: GEES workshop from the Higher Education Academy

5 November 2012 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London.

This free HEA one day workshop is designed for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the GEES disciplines (teaching, demonstrating, fieldwork assistants, guest lecturing, marking, etc). There will be a range of sessions including using and creating Open Educational Resources, making field and laboratory work effective, giving constructive feedback in GEES disciplines, career planning. There will also be an opportunity to bring your own teaching related problems to a question and answer session. A superb opportunity to network and develop contacts across the GEES disciplines and beyond your own institution.

The workshop will run from 10:30 – 16:00

NB: this workshop will be repeated in Scotland early in 2013.

Book here http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2012/5-nov-PGs-GEES. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Delegates may wish to apply for the costs of their travel to be reimbursed and should do so immediately

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund