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ERIC Number: EJ973613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
European Geography Higher Education Fieldwork and the Skills Agenda
Wall, Glenda P.; Speake, Janet
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v36 n3 p421-435 2012
The Bologna Declaration focuses on skill acquisition as a means of improving student employability and fieldwork is considered to be a pivotal teaching method for geography students to obtain such skills. This paper presents results from a major substantive survey of European geography academics and students which investigated their perspectives with regard to the role of geography fieldwork in the gaining of transferable employability skills. Results are compared with past research in the wake of the European Commission's geography "TUNING" project, which provided a set of subject-specific and generic skills attained through fieldwork. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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