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ERIC Number: EJ968755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Enabling Remote Access to Fieldwork: Gaining Insight into the Pedagogic Effectiveness of "Direct" and "Remote" Field Activities
Stokes, Alison; Collins, Trevor; Maskall, John; Lea, John; Lunt, Paul; Davies, Sarah
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v36 n2 p197-222 2012
This study considers the pedagogical effectiveness of remote access to fieldwork locations. Forty-one students from across the GEES disciplines (geography, earth and environmental sciences) undertook a fieldwork exercise, supported by two lecturers. Twenty students accessed the field site directly and the remainder accessed the site remotely using a computer network. Similar learning outcomes were achieved in relation to both methods of fieldwork, although the students' attitudes and perceptions were found to vary. Despite these variations in experience, participants in both types of fieldwork exercise identified a range of situations in which remote access might enhance fieldwork provision. (Contains 3 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom