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Soil Science teaching principles

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Soil Science is a unique discipline concerning a complex material that is part of many natural and utilitarian

    systems. As such, the teaching of Soil Science requires principles that reflect the nature of soil

    and the practices of soil scientists. Because no discipline-specific teaching principles could be found for

    Soil Science in the literature, an iterative approach was used to develop them, which involved input

    from students, academics, employers, graduates in the workplace, as well as published generic teaching

    principles. The synthesis of these perspectives was achieved via a series of cycles that first involved student

    feedback on Soil Science teaching from five Australian universities, combined with academic reflections

    on learning and teaching. The outcome of this activity was subject to perspectives provided by

    employers of soil scientists and practising soil scientists in the workplace. Quantitative and qualitative

    analyses of these sources and published generic teaching materials were blended into a set of 11 teaching

    principles of Soil Science that reflect the unique nature of soil and the outcomes required of graduates

    who have majored in Soil Science.

UOW Authors


  •   Field, Damien J. (external author)
  •   Koppi, Tony J. (external author)
  •   Jarrett, Lorna
  •   Abbott, Lynette (external author)
  •   Cattle, Stephen R. (external author)
  •   Grant, Cameron D. (external author)
  •   McBratney, Alex B. (external author)
  •   Menzies, Neal W. (external author)
  •   Weatherley, Anthony J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Field, D. J., Koppi, A. J., Jarrett, L. E., Abbott, L. K., Cattle, S. R., Grant, C. D., McBratney, A. B., Menzies, N. W. & Weatherley, A. J. (2011). Soil Science teaching principles. Geoderma, 167-168 9-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80055039824

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 9

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 167-168

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • Soil Science is a unique discipline concerning a complex material that is part of many natural and utilitarian

    systems. As such, the teaching of Soil Science requires principles that reflect the nature of soil

    and the practices of soil scientists. Because no discipline-specific teaching principles could be found for

    Soil Science in the literature, an iterative approach was used to develop them, which involved input

    from students, academics, employers, graduates in the workplace, as well as published generic teaching

    principles. The synthesis of these perspectives was achieved via a series of cycles that first involved student

    feedback on Soil Science teaching from five Australian universities, combined with academic reflections

    on learning and teaching. The outcome of this activity was subject to perspectives provided by

    employers of soil scientists and practising soil scientists in the workplace. Quantitative and qualitative

    analyses of these sources and published generic teaching materials were blended into a set of 11 teaching

    principles of Soil Science that reflect the unique nature of soil and the outcomes required of graduates

    who have majored in Soil Science.

UOW Authors


  •   Field, Damien J. (external author)
  •   Koppi, Tony J. (external author)
  •   Jarrett, Lorna
  •   Abbott, Lynette (external author)
  •   Cattle, Stephen R. (external author)
  •   Grant, Cameron D. (external author)
  •   McBratney, Alex B. (external author)
  •   Menzies, Neal W. (external author)
  •   Weatherley, Anthony J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Field, D. J., Koppi, A. J., Jarrett, L. E., Abbott, L. K., Cattle, S. R., Grant, C. D., McBratney, A. B., Menzies, N. W. & Weatherley, A. J. (2011). Soil Science teaching principles. Geoderma, 167-168 9-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80055039824

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 9

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 167-168

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands