Completed TDG Projects
Diverse Learning Experience
Support for Experiential Learning Programme for Earth Sciences Students
The proposal is intended to support the Department of Earth Sciences’ initiatives to enhance the experiential learning component of the curriculum for students in Earth Sciences. The Department endeavours to integrate experiential learning experience into the core. The Department proposes to organize a professional training programme, entailing the following activities:
- Earth Science Career Forum,
- Internship, and
- Industrial mentorship
It is the intention of the proposal to develop the activities into annual events.
The programme served as pilot for the Faculty of Science’s experiential learning programme, which has now become a requirement for all BSc students.
Professor J.C. Aitchison, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
The following Professional Training Programmes have served as pilot for the Faculty’s experiential learning programme, and have now become a requirement for all BSc Students:
Earth Science Career Forum
An event that invites industrial representatives to present seminars on job nature and real work environment.
Both Year 2 and 3 students were arranged to work at mentoring firms as student interns either for up to three weeks during the winter break or two months during summer. The programme has now extended to selected Year 1 students.
Students who successfully complete the internship will be assigned a mentor from the industry in order to enable him or her to maintain dialogue with practitioners in the industry.