Soil Science teaching principles

Field, Damien J., Koppi, Anthony J., Jarrett, Lorna E., Abbott, Lynn K., Cattle, Stephen R., Grant, Cameron D., McBratney, Alex B., Menzies, Neal W. and Weatherley, Anthony J. (2011) Soil Science teaching principles. Geoderma, 167-68 9-14. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.09.017

Author Field, Damien J.
Koppi, Anthony J.
Jarrett, Lorna E.
Abbott, Lynn K.
Cattle, Stephen R.
Grant, Cameron D.
McBratney, Alex B.
Menzies, Neal W.
Weatherley, Anthony J.
Title Soil Science teaching principles
Journal name Geoderma   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0016-7061
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.09.017
Volume 167-68
Start page 9
End page 14
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam. The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Soil Science is a unique discipline concerning a complex material that is part of many natural and utilitarian systems. As such, the teaching of Soil Science requires principles that reflect the nature of soil and the practices of soil scientists. Because no discipline-specific teaching principles could be found for Soil Science in the literature, an iterative approach was used to develop them, which involved input from students, academics, employers, graduates in the workplace, as well as published generic teaching principles. The synthesis of these perspectives was achieved via a series of cycles that first involved student feedback on Soil Science teaching from five Australian universities, combined with academic reflections on learning and teaching. The outcome of this activity was subject to perspectives provided by employers of soil scientists and practising soil scientists in the workplace. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of these sources and published generic teaching materials were blended into a set of 11 teaching principles of Soil Science that reflect the unique nature of soil and the outcomes required of graduates who have majored in Soil Science.
Keyword Active learning
Soil science education
Soil science principles
Teaching and learning
Teaching principles
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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