Teaching in geography, earth and environmental sciences: a workshop for early-career academics

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 11:00am to Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 4:00pm
RGS-IBG, London

This practical, activity-based workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with GEES colleagues from across the UK, including:

  • a range of teaching practices and pedagogies
  • discipline-specific advice and support for common teaching challenges
  • getting to know others across the GEES subjects, and exploring ways in which you can continue to network and to work together after the event.

The workshop is intended to complement teaching and academic development offered by institutions by providing a subject-specific focus.

This event is delivered by The Royal Geographical Scoiety in partnership with The Institution of Environmental Sciences, The Geological Society, and the British Society for Geomorphology.

The workshop programme will be available soon. It is expected to include a range of sessions that will address such topics and issues as:

  • fieldwork teaching
  • data skills
  • blended learning
  • embedding employability
  • problem-based learning
  • small- and large-group teaching
  • team-led teaching
  • assessment and feedback
  • finding resources
  • making time for teaching and research

Time is also expected to be available for: one-to-one and small-group discussions on specific issues; advice and support for drafting or revising course and programme teaching materials; and preparing applications for HEA Fellowship, Chartered Geographer or other professional recognition.

The workshop includes a dinner on Monday 28 November (meal included in registration fee).

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Stephanie Wyse (s.wyse@rgs.org).

Expected timings
The workshop will start at 11:00am on Monday 28 November 2016, and finish by 4:00pm on Tuesday 29 November 2016.

Participants are welcome to arrive earlier on Monday (from 9am) or depart later (by 5:30pm).

Accommodation has been reserved at a preferential rate at a hotel very close to RGS-IBG. Workshop participants from outside London are encouraged to take the registration option that includes B&B accommodation.

Workshop including B&B accommodation: £225
Workshop excluding accommodation: £140

Participants are encouraged to seek support from their institutions to cover the cost of attendance and travel. A letter on RGS-IBG letterhead can be provided in support of funding applications. Contact Stephanie Wyse (s.wyse@rgs.org) for more information.

Register online

In addition to collecting your name and contact details, the registration form will ask a short series of questions about your reason for attendance, your disciplinary background and what topics you hope the workshop will cover. This will help us in planning the event.

If your department is paying for your registration and can pay using an institutional credit card, we would prefer to receive the booking online. However, if an invoice is required for purchase order, please contact Stephanie Wyse (s.wyse@rgs.org) for assistance. All online bookings will receive a PDF invoice/receipt after booking.

Who to contact

Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Lead

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