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ERIC Number: EJ968759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Examining Trends in International Study: A Survey of Faculty-Led Field Courses within American Departments of Geography
Mullens, Jo Beth; Bristow, Robert S.; Cuper, Prudence
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v36 n2 p223-237 2012
This paper presents the results of an online survey administered to chairs of American departments of geography to ascertain current trends and perceived value of international faculty-led field courses within their departments. The majority of reporting chairs indicated increased field course offerings over the past decade most often resulting from increased faculty interest in teaching these courses. Chairs attached a high value to such courses in enhancing students' academic and personal growth. Despite the value placed on these courses, few departments require them for a geography degree or have an instrument to assess course learning outcomes. (Contains 1 figure and 2 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: Canada; United States