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Teaching Structural Geology and Tectonics in the 21st century

5 April, 2019 - 7 April, 2019

  • How to define a successful SG&T curriculum and what are essential components thereof? How to best deal with a constrained BSc curriculum (what content goes where)? How to work with very large class sizes, how to counter low levels of student engagement and how to manage a lack of (numerical) background knowledge? How to build links to different geosciences disciplines?
  • Innovative approaches to teaching structural geology and tectonics and how to best integrate modern teaching techniques (e.g. flipped classrooms, virtual outcrops, lecture recordings) and technologies (digital mapping and terrain models, numerical and analogue modelling, 3D-4D visualization, virtual reality, social media and in-class room experiments).
  • Field work and strategies on how to defend it against threats from funding cuts, increasingly rigorous health and safety concerns and efforts to establish virtual field trips. Is teaching field skills outdated? Who will be teaching field skills in the future?
  • Professional careers we are educating for now, and will be educating for in 25 years (e.g. applied structural geology in geothermal energy extraction/radioactive waste management/CO2 sequestration). What key skills are needed for these jobs?


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5 April, 2019
7 April, 2019


Near Vienna