Support for postgraduate students and graduate teaching assistants in geography, earth and environmental sciences
Postgraduate students who currently, or aspire to, teach/support learning in higher education geography, earth and environmental sciences are supported with events and resources that offer practical advice and ideas for their teaching practice.
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The programme for RGS-IBG Postgraduates Who Teach workshops commonly include:
- 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.
Resources from past workshops
Postgraduates who Teach (Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London) - October 2017
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?
- Session Three - Working with students: communication, assessment and feedback
- Session Four - Field, lab and practical based teaching
Postgraduates Who Teach (University of Glasgow) - May 2017
Word cloud of words associated with teaching geography, earth and environmental sciences,
by participants at the University of Glasgow workshop for graduate teaching assistants