We describe the justification, format, and assessment of a workshop "Enhancing Education in Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, Management: An Exchange of Ideas" facilitated at the Wildlife Society's Fourth Annual Conference. The workshop was designed to meet the professional development needs of college and university wildlife educators. Over 80 participants from academic and agency backgrounds attended a keynote address and breakout sessions to discuss pedagogical techniques and approaches to teaching specific wildlife course content. Breakout sessions on active learning in large classrooms, constructed controversies, and using writing in the classroom were identified by most participants as most important. The diverse backgrounds of session participants affected the nature of discussions in course-content focused sessions. Participants routinely expressed satisfaction about the opportunity to exchange ideas about teaching methods with colleagues.
Ryan, Mark R. and Campa, Henry
"Promoting the scholarship of teaching: Results of a workshop on enhancing education in wildlife conservation,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 30.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/30