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ERIC Number: EJ783583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Experimenting with Active Learning in Geography: Dispelling the Myths That Perpetuate Resistance
Scheyvens, Regina; Griffin, Amy L.; Jocoy, Christine L.; Liu, Yan; Bradford, Michael
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v32 n1 p51-69 Jan 2008
While some geographers have embraced active learning as a means to engage students in a course, many others stick to conventional teaching methods. They are often deterred by suggestions that it can be difficult to implement active learning where students have no prior knowledge of a subject, that active learning requires too much work of lecturers and students, and that there are significant institutional constraints to implementing active learning. In this article the authors draw on their experiences of utilizing active learning in five different countries before dispelling myths which continue to constrain the uptake of active learning methods. Finally, they provide simple guidelines for successful integration of active learning in geography courses. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; Singapore; United Kingdom; United States