Teaching Synergy Forum : supporting activites for online education 2020-2021
The TEACHING SYNERGY FORUM (TSF) grows out of the 2017-2018 Call for Ideas
project Talking about Teaching, initiated by Åsa Bensch (Alnarp) and Marina Queiroz
(Ultuna). The project fosters quality landscape education by harnessing the collective
capacity and knowledge of the SLU Landscape teaching community. The FORUM continues
to pursue the same goals motivating the original “Talking about Teaching” project: to
establish a better understanding of available teaching resources; to identify how SLU
landscape educators can work better together, across campuses; and to provide a supportive
network for educators working in the Landscape field.
This forum welcomes anyone engaged with teaching in the Landscape field at SLU. Building
on the success of SLU Landscape day workshops in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, the new
TEACHING SYNERGY FORUM invites teachers to continue meeting and learning from
each other as “Talking about Teaching” workshops will now be a regular part of the SLU
Landscape Days program.
In 2020 the coordination of the TSF was handed over to Emma Butler (SoL), Anna María
Pálsdóttir (IMS) and Petra Thorpert (Lapf). As we have now handed on the task, this report
aims to sum up our work of leading the forum through the period of two years, 2020-2021.
The period became very different to our expectations, as it has been dominated by the
pandemic and its consequences for teaching. We have had no physical meetings, either
among the coordinators or with the forum. The notes are presented in the same language
(Swedish or English) as the workshops were performed in.
You will find current information of the SLU Landscape Teaching Synergy Forum here:
Published inLandskapsarkitektur, trädgård, växtproduktionsvetenskap: rapportserie
2022, number: 2022:5
ISBN: 978-91-576-9970-1, eISBN: 978-91-576-9971-8
Publisher: Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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