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ERIC Number: EJ933581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Re-Framing the Geography Dissertation: A Consideration of Alternative, Innovative and Creative Approaches
Hill, Jennifer; Kneale, Pauline; Nicholson, Dawn; Waddington, Shelagh; Ray, Waverly
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v35 n3 p331-349 2011
This paper reviews the opportunities and challenges for re-framing the purpose, process, product and assessment of final-year geography dissertations. It argues that the academic centralities of critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, effective communication and independence must be retained, but that the traditional format limits creativity and innovation. Re-imagining capstone projects has implications for students, faculty, departments and institutions, but greater diversity could enhance its relevance to students and employers, better aligning the student experience with the academic interests and future career demands of the 21st century graduate. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom