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ERIC Number: EJ1123186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0085-0969
A Case Study of Progressing Geography Fieldwork Skills over Years 7-10
Woolhouse, Julian
Geographical Education, v29 p40-45 2016
This paper investigates the teaching of fieldwork skills over the course of a student's geography education from Years 7 to 10. Relevant research is considered, and findings and discussion are drawn from a case study of the fieldwork program at an independent school in Melbourne. The rationale for this study is that a geography teacher will be better placed to harness the potential of fieldwork if equipped with an understanding of the skills that can be gained through fieldwork, and how students progress in their learning of these skills over four years of geography education. The scope of this case study was to identify what fieldwork skills are being taught and their progression over Years 7 to 10 at the school investigated. Evidence was drawn from fieldwork booklets, fieldwork report instructions, and observations of fieldtrips and classroom teaching.
Australian Geography Teachers' Association. PO Box 315 Artarmon NSW 1570, Australia. Tel: 0437-897-993; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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