ERIC Number: ED109011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Field Training in Geography, Technical Paper No. 1.
Corey, Kenneth E.; And Others
The articles in this report describe how field work, which is highly relevant to modern research and theory, can be used to improve geographic instruction at several instructional levels. Chapter one places the role of field work in geographic instruction in the broader context of contemporary theories of learning. The second chapter describes an introductory course in which basic geographic concepts are taught primarily by field work in the local area. Chapter three discusses the organization and operation of an in-term, on-campus field course for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students; such a course would be the capstone in which students apply the knowledge and skills which they have acquired in their other geography courses. The fourth chapter deals with a field seminar designed to provide practical research experience for graduate students who have already had some training in field work. The appendix is a personal essay on the operations of a geographical field trip. Also included is a bibliography of selected materials pertinent to the role of field work in geography instruction. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.