Enhancing Fieldwork Learning
Enhancing Fieldwork Learning’ aims to promote ways to enhance student learning during fieldwork through the use of technology. Pedagogy rather than technology drives its objectives. Funding for the project itself ended in 2013, but the BES joined the team in 2014 to continue building the project.
Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase Event 2017
8-9th September 2017, University of Chester
You are invited to attend and contribute to the 7th Annual Showcase event run by the Enhancing Fieldwork Learning project in collaboration with the British Ecological Society. Building on the previous Showcases, the event aims to share ideas and practice with regards to innovative field Teaching and Learning, with a particular emphasis on the use of mobile technologies.
The event will be of interest to practitioners from a range of disciplines including Geology, Physical and Human Geography, Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Agriculture, Archaeology and the wider Biosciences. It will be relevant to those early in their teaching career as well as those more experienced academics looking to upskill and innovate their teaching practice in the field.
The event will run from lunchtime on Friday 8th September to lunchtime on Saturday 9th September at the University of Chester. The 24hr interactive experience will include thunderstorm presentations, field practical experiences and will conclude with an optional field trip to the Dee Estuary wetlands.
We are currently accepting submissions for both thunderstorm presentations and longer outdoor interactive field activities/demonstrations. Please submit these abstracts no later than 31st May 2017.
The meeting cost to cover registration and food is £55; or £100 to include overnight accommodation (*booking fees are additional)