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ERIC Number: EJ879509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Students as Tour Guides: Innovation in Fieldwork Assessment
Coe, Neil M.; Smyth, Fiona M.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v34 n1 p125-139 Feb 2010
This paper introduces and details an innovative mode of fieldcourse assessment in which students take on the role of tour guides to offer their lecturer and peers a themed, theoretically informed journey through the urban landscape of Havana, Cuba. Informed by notions of student-centered learning and mobile methods, the tour offers an enjoyable, challenging, rigorous yet flexible form of assessment that can be effectively transferred to a wide range of contexts. Feedback suggests that students are very positive about the tours in relation to other potential modes of assessment both in terms of what they learn and as an experience. Ongoing efforts to develop the tours since they were first used in 2003 are described. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cuba; United Kingdom (Manchester)