2020 Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase reflections


Reflections on the 2020 Enhancing Fieldwork Learning showcase from postgraduate researcher Janine Maddison (University of Newcastle, @janine_maddison). 

With Covid-19, conferences have had to adapt in 2020. The 10thEnhancing Fieldwork Showcase provided stimulating talks, interactive workshops, fieldwork and opportunities for networking. In fact, the only thing missing from a face to face conference was the pastries and fancy lunch.

Despite 2020 seeing providers and institutions hurriedly creating alternatives to their scheduled face to face fieldwork events, the response from the teaching community has been amazing, with many learning new skills, delivering in different ways and using technology to tackle some of the pedagogic challenges that fieldwork poses. The showcase provided a much-needed opportunity to break out of our individual silos, share successes and discuss challenges.

This was my first Enhancing Fieldwork Showcase, and it was scheduled perfectly, I have recently left my job at the Field Studies Council…

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