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Teaching Energy Issues in GEES Disciplines, a one-day workshop funded by The Higher Education Academy

Monday May 21st, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
University of Manchester
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2012/21_May_HEA_STEM_energy_GEES_Manc
 
Do you teach energy and/or energy related issues within Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences? If so, this one-day workshop at the University of Manchester may be for you. Its objectives are (1) to share and evaluate current teaching practice around energy at undergraduate and masters levels; and (2) to identify thematic and pedagogical gaps in the current teaching offer, and opportunities for enriching student learning. The workshop opens with a summary report from two recent conference events that focused on teaching energy. Participants will be invited to contribute their own experience during the morning and afternoon sessions, and to reflect on the current content and practice of teaching around energy in GEES disciplines. 
 
10.00 Registration
10.30 Welcome & Energy in GEES: a short report
11.00 to 12.30 What we do and how we do it (breakouts, plenary discussion) 
12.30 Working lunch
1.30 to 3.00 Gap analysis and material needs (breakouts, discussion, report back)
3.00 Tea
3.30 Plenary discussion: taking energy forward
4.30 Close
 
The workshop is an initiative of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Energy Geographies Working Group, and is organised by Gavin Bridge at the University of Manchester with support from The Higher Education Academy. To reserve a place, please contact Debra Whitehead ([log in to unmask]). To assist us with the organisation of the day (e.g. the formation of break out groups), please provide Debra with a brief overview of the disciplinary and institutional context in which you teach on energy and/or energy-related issues.  

Participants can apply to the HEA Travel Fund to have their travel costs covered - see http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund  

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