Australian Geoscience Learning and Teaching Network
2nd Australian Tertiary Geoscience Teaching Workshop
16th - 17th January 2013
James Cook University
Abstract submission has been extended to 7th January 2013 and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the very successful first workshop in Adelaide, we are pleased to invite you to Townsville for the second workshop. Contributions are invited on any aspect of tertiary geoscience teaching and learning, including innovative teaching methods, field based teaching, assessment and discipline standards.
Suggested breakout session topics include discipline specific groups and first year teaching. Expressions of interest in discipline sessions are invited.
The Convenors would also like to thank the sponosrs of this workshop for their generous donations towards the success of this event.
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“The Landscape of Digital Learning”
Prof. Paul Dirks, Head of School, Earth and Environmental Science, James Cook University
“Should we be Teaching Ethics in Geology?”
Dr. Kaylene Camuti, President of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists
"The Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project: addressing the mining and geoscience skills shortages in Australia”
Dr. Gavin Lind, Director, Education and Training, Minerals Council of Australia:
Virtual Globe Workshop
A half day forum to share new ideas for teaching via virtual Globes such as Google Earth
AGTL Network meeting, 16th January
Virtual Globe Workshop, 17th January
Running field trips on shoestring budgets
Postgraduate coursework teaching
Teaching large cohorts (1st, 2nd, 3rd year)
Social Events (free):
Ice Breaker - 15th January, Venue to be advised
Conference Dinner - 16th January, Venue to be advised
Connect with fellow geoscience educators in Australia!
The FUTORES (Future and Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability) conference will be held in tropical Townsville, Australia, on 2-5 June 2013. FUTORES will address all issues related to sustainable supply and utilisation of mineral and energy resources. The conference will have diverse themes, including a Noel White Symposium on current understanding and future directions in research and exploration of ore deposits, and concurrent symposia on the tectonic and structural setting of mineral and energy resources, basins and energy, prospectivity mapping, and environmentally sustainable earth resource exploitation. The Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) of James Cook University is proud to host this event and we welcome colleagues, industry partners, and students to attend this inspiring and exciting conference.
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