CETL Tips of the Week – Get Out!! Teaching ‘Plants and Planting Design’ With and Without Field Trips
Contributed by Mr. Gavin Coates, Faculty of Architecture, HKU
- Online presentations of field trips using either recorded videos or livestreaming using platforms such as Zoom or Twitch are very useful in situations where face-to-face teaching is not possible due to social distancing regulations or other reasons.
- One of the benefits of video and live stream recordings most often cited by students is the fact that they are retrievable and can be reviewed repeatedly.
- Online field trips can also serve an iterative function by motivating students to visit and carry out their own field trips, modelling a 'read the landscape' approach.
- Assignments can be designed whereby students provide content from their own individual or small group field trips so they take on part of the teaching role and/or help build up an archive of knowledge and experience, based on the adage 'the best way to learn is to teach'.
- For more concrete examples, please refer to the HKU Digital Arboretum at www.digarb.hku.hk.
Posting date: 19-Sep-2022