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The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide to support those new to teaching geography in higher education (HE).
Co-authored by Dr Lynda Yorke (Bangor University), Professor Simon Tate (Newcastle University) and Dr Martin Davis (RGS-IBG), the guide is now available for free via the Society’s website. After introducing key pedagogic principles, the guide discusses practical, subject-specific issues facing those teaching in HE today, especially graduate teaching assistants and demonstrators.
Aiming to introduce a toolbox of strategies for effective and accessible teaching, the guide includes thought-provoking contributions from experts across the discipline on a range of important issues, including creating inclusive learning environments (Carl Bonner-Thompson), decolonising the curriculum (James Esson), online teaching (Maddy Thompson), and virtual fieldwork (Des McDougall). Assessments and field and lab teaching are also among the topics addressed.
The authors said, “Our aim was to write a guide that complements and extends the Society’s successful ‘New to teaching’ workshops that we have run for the last few years, and many inspiring conversations we have had with participants at these events have informed the content. Written in a conversational style, the guide offers hints and tips and gives practical, real-world, insights into teaching both human and physical geography – whether in-person, online or in a blended approach. We hope it inspires and enthuses those who read it to continue their journey towards being better geography educators.”
Dr Lynda Yorke is Senior Lecturer at Bangor University and Chair of the Geography and Education Research Group, while Professor Simon Tate is Professor of Higher Education at Newcastle University and a National Teaching Fellow.
Details of future events will be published on our website in due course.
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