The three Thematic Pillars are busy holding their activity
conferences and workshops. Travel and accommodation costs are being
paid for HERODOT members to attend these events.
TP1: Europeanisation of Geographical Education and
in Tartu, Estonia on 25-28 June 2004 based on TUNING, benchmarking
and curriculum development in Geography. If you would like to attend,
please contact Mrs. Heli Raagmaa, email: email@example.com; phone. +372
TP2: Professional Development: Doing a Better Job for
conference took place in Sofia 2-5 April 2004 at Sofia University
St. Klimnet Ohridski, Bulgaria. It considered the professional development
of Geography academics in seeking to establish courses that enhance
the employability of Geography graduates. Further details of this
event and the presentations and discussions are available on the
HERODOT Web site,
information is also available at:
TP3: Exciting Geography: learning and teaching approaches
TP3 event takes place on 21-23 May at Cyprus University. It will
seek to identify and focus on innovative and exciting teaching and
learning approaches in Geography and resultant curriculum development
actions. Three groups have been established: Exciting Geography,
Thinking Through Geography and Computer Assited Learning in Geography.
If you would like to find out more please email Professor Ashley
from TP3 participated in the HERODOT-EUROGEO Conference which was
held in Bled Slovenia, May 7-9th. Many HERODOT members presented
papers and presentations under the theme 'GeoInformation
in the Geography classroom'. A workshop sponsored
by ESRI was also incorporated in the programme. This looked at ways
of introducing GeoInformation to Geography teachers. EUROGEO
is the European network of Geography Associaitions and this event
provided an excellent opportunity to disseminate the work of HERODOT
and its members. Further information on the presentations and this
conference can be obtained from the EUROGEO
2004 Funding Application and Other EU Bids
HERODOT has applied for a third year of funding from the European
Commission for the year 2004/5. We await the outcome. The budget,
work programme and activities have been developed by the Steering
Group in conjunction with HERODOT members, if you would like to
be involved either in organising future events or in participating
in the new programme then please contact Karl
Donert or Glenda Wall.
HERODOT members have already been involved in several other
funding applications in 2003/4. These include the development of
Intensive Programmes of study, curriculum development (undergraduate
and Masters level) and Minerva (Open and Distance Learning). A workshop
on accessing European funds is planned at the TP1 event in Tartu.
A further funding event is proposed for next year.
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Members have access to the HERODOT communications and discussion
areas provided for the network by Salzburg University. This is accessed
through the Members hyperlink on the top of the HERODOT Home Page.
Members have been sent their passwords to allow access to this space.
If you are a member but have lost your password then please contact
Surveys on Sharepoint
We need your opinion now!! To find out your opinions on
a number of themes, surveys have been set up under Sharepoint (Go
to Lists). Those live at the moment are on eLearning (TP3) and Employability
(TP2). Please go to Sharepoint to complete these.
New Thematic Pillars Proposed
A number of ideas for new Thematic Pillars for the academic years
2005-2008 have resulted from session events and activities. Firstly,
a new pillar is proposed to consider the theme of Sustainability
in teaching Geography in Higher Education. If you are interested
in participating in this new proposal, then please contact either
Martin Haigh or Karl
Donert. Another initiative is proposed to focus on promoting
Geography through the theme Geography in Society.
If you are interested in participating in this new proposal, then
please contact Karl Donert.
Other Funded Networks to Join
Join ERIC (Network on Intercultural Education)
If you are interested in joining the ERIC Thematic Network
(for higher education on Intercultural Studies and specifically
Cultural Mapping) then contact: Marko Krevs of Ljubliana University
ERIC funds attendance at conferences and meetings.
HERODOT links with EEGECS (Cartography and Surveying
If you are interested in joining the Thematic Network EEGECS
(for higher education in Geodetics, Cartogaphy and Surveying - including
GIS) then contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. EEGECS
funds attendance at conferences and meetings.
HERODOT links with RIAC (Regional Identity in Schools
If you want to join the Comenius Network RIAC (Regional
Identity and Active Citizenship), based on activities in school
education and Comenius projects, email: email@example.com. HERODOT and RIAC are planning
a joint event in Malta in November 2004. RIAC funds attendance at
conferences and meetings.
HERODOT links with EuroCuLT
HERODOT has linked with the Network EuroCuLT which is based
on activities and European Cultures Today, if you are interested
in being involved, contact Vytautas V.Sirtautas, Klaipeda University,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If successful
EuroCuLT will fund attendance at conferences and meetings.
EUROPEAN FUNDING NEWS
section provides up-to-date information on European funds for
Geography Departments in higher education. This issue provides
news on avareity of funding including Leonnardo, Framework 6,
Tempus and Life. Do you want to work with Mediterranean universities?
Develop joint programs or projects? Then
look here. You can contact Karl
Donert if you want informal advice on any applications you
are considering. Some new projects are being planned, see the
for partners section.
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RESOURCES AND OTHER NEWS
funds - Online MA - Resources
- Comenius Space - Ask a
eLearning - Teacher
Training Grants - Publications
Curie Fellowship Opportunity
The geography department at the Institute of Education
- is keen to host a number of geography educators in Higher Education
through Individual Fellowships funded by Framework 6.
fellowships pay for visiting researchers/academics to spend two
years at the Institute of Education - one of the leading centres
for geography education in the world. For information e-mail Professor
Ashley Kent at email@example.com.
Study for an MA in Geography Education
- from your own home
Institute of Education, University of London, has been successfully
running the MA Geography in Education since 1968. The only course
of its kind, it can now be followed by students across the world
with the opportunity to study all its required modules through distance
learning. There are four taught modules:
Changing viewpoints in geographical education
· Enhancing geographical learning
· Becoming a reflective enquiry teacher
· Issues in geographical education
are also required to write a dissertation.
distance learning MA has made a real difference not only to my teaching
but also to my career. I have developed research interests, gained
a network of colleagues in the geography education world, delivered
INSET and spoken at a number of conferences.'
[Geography teacher in UK secondary school]
further information, please contact the Course Administrator: Louise
Tulip, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL, firstname.lastname@example.org,
020 7612 6455 or visit www.ioe.ac.uk/masters. You are also welcome
to contact the Course Leader: Professor Ashley Kent, email@example.com;
+44 (0)20 7612 6437.
Educational Resources from Canada
The project is trying to put together some educational resources
related to education. The resources are suitable for higher education
Naturopa: a free journal from the Council of
Europe, latest issue - the European Landscape Convention, next issue
War and Heritage, go to http://www.coe.int/, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlocking the archives of the RGS visit
Geography in the News: lots of free learning
resources, news and views at http:www.rgs.org
Space Website Re-launched!
European Schoolnet's Comenius Space website has been restyled and
is now online! Originally launched two years ago, Comenius Space
is a site for teachers and trainers interested or involved in the
European Commission's Comenius programme for encouraging international
'Ask a Geography Expert'
A new topic for discussion is on the Innovating with Geography Web
The latest theme is on 'Transport management. (Click on 'Geography
matters' and then 'Ask an expert'). Dr Jon Shaw of the University
of Aberdeen answers pupils' (or teachers'!) questions on transport
in eLearning? Subscribe to the Learning Citizen Newsletter
The newsletter can be downloaded directly from http://www.learningcitizen.net/
Teacher training grants The Geographical
Association present awards to attend their Annual conference in
the UK (normally in April) If you are interested in applying for
one of these, then contact Tony
Binns, chair of the GA International Committee.
Articles Wanted .....
International Journal of Fieldwork Studies free
online journal, can be found at http://www.virtualmontana.org/ejournal/
Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE)
General information (Aims and Scope, Subscription Rates,
'Active learning' and 'Learning Experiences of Disabled Students'.
new publications are available on line from the Geography Discipline
Network. Both focus on geography, environment and related disciplines
and are useful for university teachers.
students in active learning has case studies in geography, environment
and related disciplines, Cheltenham: University of Gloucestershire,
Geography Discipline Network and School of Environment (Healey M
and Roberts J Eds) 140pp (ISBN: 1 86174 145 6). Available at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/gdn/active/student.htm
£7 plus p&p
experience of learning at university by disabled students in geography,
earth and environmental sciences and related disciplines: a report
on the Geography Discipline Network (GDN) Inclusive Curriculum Project
(ICP) Student Survey. Cheltenham: University of Gloucestershire,
Geography Discipline Network (Hall, T and Healey M with other members
of the GDN ICP Project Team) 32pp (ISBN: 1 86174 146 4) Available
£3.50 plus p&p
Some Internet links to check out
Educational Technology and eLearning for Development
(focus on Southern Africa)
An economist tackles the riddles of everyday life
Imagination at work!
World Association for Online Education
and Collaboration in Education (Singapore, June 2004)
Center for Digital
Discourse and Culture
Social Science Information
Gateway (lots of interesting links)
Translators' Portal (links to dictionaries, terminology, glossaries,
Information Technologies and International Development
The Internet picture
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CONFERENCES AND EVENTS 2004
21-23 May 2004, HERODOT: Exciting Geography: learning
and teaching approaches at Cyprus University, details on
the HERODOT Web site,
May 2004 Residential Workshop for Recently Appointed &
Aspiring Lecturers in GEES, University of Birmingham, http://www.gees.ac.uk/newlect04.htm
(Registration now closed)
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2-5 June 2004,
Green Week : Green
Week 2004 intends to bring people together to debate, as a follow-up
to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg on
key environmental issues of sustainable consumption and production,
renewable energy and climate change and water. You can now register
for the 2004 edition of Green Week!
7-9 June 2004, AGIT 2004 Symposium und Fachmesse,
* AGIT Programm online! Das Programm zur AGIT 2004 mit über
170 Fachbeiträgen, Produktpräsentationen, Workshops, Orientierungsseminaren
und Spezial Foren ist verfügbar unter:
8 June 2004, FREE event, Encouraging Continuing
Professional Development for Support Staff at the University of
More information at: http://www.gees.ac.uk/supevent.htm
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10 June 2004, FREE event, Learning and Teaching
at the Taught Postgraduate Level, at University College Northampton
More information at: http://www.gees.ac.uk/pgevent.htm
16-19 June 2004, EDEN Conference: New Challenges
and Partnerships in an enlarged European Union: Open, Distance and
e-Learning in Support of Modernisation, Capacity Building and Regional
Development, Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary,
details at http://www.eden-online.org/
20-22 June 2004, ACA conference: the International
Campus, email mailto:%email@example.com
25-28 June 2004, HERODOT TP1: Europeanisation of Geographical
Education and curriculum, email Mrs. Heli Raagmaa,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone. +372
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5-6 July 2004, Widening Participation and Employability:
New Opportunities for GEES LTSN-GEES residential conference, at
the Royal Court Hotel, Warwickshire More information at: http://www.gees.ac.uk/ac04/ac04.htm
15-20 August 2004, International Geographical Union meeting,
Glasgow, UK, One Earth One World
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17 August 2004, RGS-IBG at the IGU, Glasgow, UK, a
shortened RGS-IBG Annual
Conference 2004 will be held on the middle day of the IGU conference.
Early registration by 1 March 2004
August 2004, BGRG International Geomorphology Conference, Glasgow,
UK, Theme: Geomorphology and Sustainability
October 2004, 15th Festival of Geography
at Saint-Die-des-Vosges,France. Included is Cafe Geography, exhibitions,
round tables, and a special invited country To find out more visit
http://www.ville-saintdie.fr/ or http://fig-st-die.education.fr/
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10-15 October 2004, European Geography Association
for students (EGEA) 16th
The Annual Congress of the European Geography Association for students
and young geographers will take place in October from the 10th-15th
in Baarlo (Limburg), the Netherlands and at Utrecht University.
They want to welcome 180 young geographers from all over Europe,
to join us during this week.
The theme of the congress will be water and all its aspects.
Participants will be divided in 13 workshop groups to talk about
different issues. The total number of participants for these workshops
will be around 100.
In a separate program, for about 50 participants, attention
will be paid to European integration and identity. Participants
will choose in advance if they would like to join the seminar about
Europe or the congress about water.
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The main questions during the seminar will be:
What does Europe mean to us, young Europeans?
What role does Europe play in our daily life?
Do we feel European?
And what does it mean actually, is there something like a European
congress location will be a castle in the south of the Netherlands.
In this castle there are 2-8 person bedrooms, conference rooms a
dining room, a bar and the old chapel, which is now used for presentations
Proposed Workshops include:
Room for Rivers, River Morphology, Nature Development, Climate Change,
Water Conflicts, Shortage of water, Water and the City, Water Pollution,
GIS/Remote Sensing, Mining and Waterlevels, Water Tourism, Harbours,
Reclaimed Land, Youth in Europe, Labour Migration, Drugs Policy
Excursions include: Deltaworks in Zeeland, Big Rivers Area, EU region
Congress Fee is 139 Euro for A-countries, 70 Euro for B-countries
and 46 for C-countries.
registration can be found at: http://www.egea.nl/congress
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Schoolnet Conferences and Events Page
in the area of Education and Technology in Europe. Events listed
chronologically at http://www.eun.org/events
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