ERIC Number: EJ1021494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Multidisciplinary Field Training in Undergraduate Physical Geography: Russian Experience
Kasimov, Nikolay S.; Chalov, Sergey R.; Panin, Andrey V.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v37 n3 p416-431 2013
Field training is seen as a central component of the discipline of Physical Geography and an essential part of the undergraduate curriculum. This paper explores the structure and relationships between fieldwork and theoretical courses and the abundant experiences of field training in the undergraduate curriculum of 37 Russian universities. It details a case study of the Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia's largest center of geographical scholarship and training with 860 employees, which admits about 1000 undergraduates and 180 PhD students annually. Here, the total duration of field training extends up to 18 weeks annually and involves 14 (11 Physical Geography) specialist departments.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Field Instruction, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internship Programs, Problem Solving, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia (Moscow)