Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase 2020

Join the Teaching & Learning SIG for a showcase of innovative Higher Education teaching strategies to achieve fieldwork skills for all

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The Enhancing Fieldwork Learning project, in collaboration with the British Ecological Society, brings you the 10th Annual Showcase. Building on previous Showcases, this event aims to share ideas and practice of innovative field Teaching and Learning, with an emphasis on the integration and use of mobile technologies.

The focus of this year’s Showcase will be ‘Fieldwork Skills for All’. The event will be of interest to fieldwork practitioners from a range of disciplines, including:

  • Environmental and Ecological Sciences
  • Geology
  • Physical and Human Geography
  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology

as well as the wider Biosciences. It will be relevant to those early in their teaching career as well as more experienced academics looking to upskill and innovate their teaching practice in the field.

The event will run from mid-morning on Tuesday 8 September to 16:00 on Wednesday 9 September at the Open University, Milton Keynes. The 24hr interactive experience will include presentations of innovative teaching practices as well as practical field experiences.

Abstract submission

We welcome abstract submission for short talks and field demonstrations of all fieldwork related pedagogies. We would, however, be particularly interested in those that relate to the conference themes of inclusion and graduate employability. In celebration of our 10th year, we are opening the Showcase to International speakers who are able to contribute via a web link.

To submit an abstract, please complete this form here.

The deadline for abstract submission is 18 May 2020.


Registration is open until 14 August 2020.

Register here

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Email: a.l.mauchline@reading.ac.uk