We promote efforts to systematically investigate the relationships between learning activities and learning outcomes, through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). iEarth also provides financial support to pedagogical development projects that help us reach the goals of iEarth. Students are engaged as partners at multiple levels, ranging from iEarth student representatives, via students as consultants, to students as research collaborators. We facilitate the dissemination and sharing of knowledge and best practices by arranging teachers retreats, an annual national iEarth GeoLearning Forum, courses and workshops. Since the spring of 2020, we have arranged an iEarth Digital Learning Forum once every week or every two weeks, which include presentations, seminars or workshops. Although not originally intended as virtual events, these regular meetings have proven to be a popular and effective means of communication within and beyond the iEarth consortium.
As part of FA3, iEarth has dedicated “EducationChairs” at all our institutions. This is a part-time position aiming to initiate and coordinate teaching development projects. The Education Chairs work to raise the status of teaching across the iEarth consortium.