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The value of mining industry experience in teaching the earth sciences

Phil Hawke
The University of Western Australia
The distinction between industry and academic professionals in the earth sciences is often quite pronounced. The author has commenced his academic career after eight years in the mining exploration industry.

It is to be expected that there will be differences in the teaching style, content and expected outcomes between lecturers with dominantly industry and and academic backgrounds. It is proposed that the focus of the discussion should be on the value placed on these differences by the students.

Author: Phil Hawke, PhD student and part-time Lecturer, Geology and Geophysics, The University of Western Australia. phawke@geol.uwa.edu.au

Presentation format: Roundtable

Please cite as: Hawke, P. (2002). The value of mining industry experience in teaching the earth sciences. In Focusing on the Student. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 5-6 February 2002. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2002/abstracts/hawke-abs.html

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