COVID-19 has disrupted teaching and learning across the board, requiring a never-before-seen level of flexibility and adaptability from both practitioners and students.
With the possibility of a return to normalcy in the Spring, the conference will be an excellent opportunity to spotlight key innovations that will continue to enhance environmental science higher education after the pandemic, helping us to ensure that the past year, although challenging, has only strengthened the discipline.
We are inviting practitioners to present their experience of the pandemic, sharing success stories, the challenges of blended learning, exploring the effects on student engagement and looking at how practitioners have coped over the course of the pandemic. We will also explore the impact on graduate employability and what the expectations of environmental science graduates now look like in a post-COVID world. In addition to all of that, we’ll be exploring the opportunities that blended learning has provided with increasing accessibility and arguably the sustainability of our programmes too.
Proposals for short presentations can relate to the variety of ways in which the experience of both practitioners and students has been impacted, including:
- Practical work (lab and field) and experiential learning
- Blended approach to learning – balance between online and face to face
- Student engagement and community building
- Employability, placement opportunities and the changing expectations of graduates
- Student research projects
- Student recruitment
Further details about the presentations and how to submit yours can be found here.
Submit your proposal by 28th January 2021