A week-long international faculty development workshop focussing on 'Module Structure and Syllabi Design' for Geospatial education at post-graduate levels was organised at the Department of Geography, Chiang Mai University, Thailand from February 21st to 24th, 2016. The workshop marks a significant milestone along the activities planned within the 'GeoServices-4-Sustainability (GeoS4S)' project co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme.
(workshop participants from all ten partner universities in Asia and Europe)
The project is coordinated by the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria, the consortium including 9 more partner universities from Europe (3), China (3 and Thailand (3).
One major objective of the 'GeoS4S' project is to develop teaching/learning resources for 20 case study based innovative modules, with each partner institution responsible for developing two modules. All partners had prepared draft syllabi of their respective modules according to the agreed structure. The draft syllabi were presented to all workshop participants for critical evaluation and intensive discussion of further improvements. Attendees participated in training on structuring of modules to meet international standards, as well as incorporating pedagogic elements supporting the delivery in-classroom and through online distance education.
The workshop concluded to the satisfaction of participants, who re-affirned their commitment to the project activities leading towards achieving our common overall objectives!