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ERIC Number: EJ968756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Engaging with the (Un)familiar: Field Teaching in a Multi-Campus Teaching Environment
Gill, Nicholas; Adams, Michael; Eriksen, Christine
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v36 n2 p259-275 2012
Field trips have long been central to geography, but have been subject to assessment of the role of the "field" in teaching. At the same time, academics face barriers to running field trips. Distance education and enhanced educational access for non-metropolitan students represented such an obstacle at an Australian university. These obstacles were taken as an opportunity to draw on the regional nature of the students and staff to enhance teaching goals, run critically informed field trips by and manage academic workloads. We evaluate the field trips by conducting surveys and interviews with students and tutors, and as an example of innovation within constraints. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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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: Australia