The Field Studies Council has launched a Digital Hub to support secondary school teachers and students with the fieldwork element of geography and biology.
Including a range of videos and teaching resources, the hub covers topics required for the main exam boards in 14-18 geography and 16-18 biology.
The aim is to help students develop investigative skills or encourage deeper thinking, both while preparing for fieldwork and for reflection and consolidation of learning afterwards.
Scott Wycherley, education manager for the Field Studies Council, said: “Fieldwork was one of the casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we want to support secondary schools as they begin to reintroduce field trips and fieldwork skills to the curriculum.
“During lockdown, the FSC’s Fieldwork Live digital programme provided a vital solution for more than 450,000 students and teachers. We have combined the highlights from this virtual field trip multimedia archive with a range of newly-created resources to form the Digital Hub.
“There is nothing like hands-on outdoor fieldwork – our aim with the Digital Hub is to support teachers as they help equip their pupils with the skills they were not able to develop fully during the disruption of the last few years.”
Scott Wycherley, education manager, FSC
“We also wanted to support experienced and new members to the teaching profession with follow-up ideas and inspiration once back in the class.”
Resources include a range of bite-size, captioned videos, presented in the field by the FSC’s own experienced tutors, as well as downloadable worksheets, GIS story maps and CPD resources.
The Digital Hub is designed to complement the FSC’s existing free teaching resources.
For more information, including a content lists, or to access a free sample of materials, visit www.field-studies-council.org/digital-hub
About the Field Studies Council
The FSC is an environmental education charity committed to helping people, discover, explore, understand and be inspired by the natural world. Its network of centres provides day and residential courses for all ages from young children to retired adults from schools and communities throughout the UK.
For more information, go to www.field-studies-council.org