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ERIC Number: EJ1148218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Dewey's Concept of Experience for Inquiry-Based Landscape Drawing during Field Studies
Tillmann, Alexander; Albrecht, Volker; Wunderlich, Jürgen
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v41 n3 p383-402 2017
The epistemological and educational philosophy of John Dewey is used as a theoretical basis to analyze processes of knowledge construction during geographical field studies. The experience of landscape drawing as a method of inquiry and a starting point for research-based learning is empirically evaluated. The basic drawing skills are acquired through an online drawing course. The main aim is to foster the self-organized acquisition of relevant skills to explore, describe and reflect on subjective mental and linguistic concepts in relation to scientific landscape models. The results, based on an evaluation of the students' drawings, their responses to questionnaires and a review of students' "reflective notes", indicate that the approach motivated students to learn about the processes which formed the landscape and that the students perceived the method of inquiry after Dewey as a way to overcome cognitive dissonance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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