ERIC Number: EJ1084798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Teaching Critical Reflexivity in Short-Term International Field Courses: Practices and Problems
Glass, Michael R.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v39 n4 p554-567 2015
This study critiques the use of critical reflexivity in short-term international field courses. Critical reflexivity's benefits include preparing students for professional research, deepening their learning, and giving the chance to see how student perspectives on fieldwork sites are influenced by their own identity and positionality. I use an inter-disciplinary review of reflexivity to describe four challenges faculty must address if they wish to train students to use reflexive practices in the field. I then describe student observations from a short-term field course to Southeast Asia that incorporated reflexivity and argue that faculty should include reflexivity cautiously on short-term field courses.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Field Experience Programs, Experiential Learning, Urban Areas, Geography, Geography Instruction, College Students, College Faculty
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Malaysia; Pennsylvania; Singapore