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ERIC Number: EJ1289215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Field-Based Experiential Education in Geography: Discovering and Rethinking Urban Environmental Challenges and Possibilities
MacKay, Carley; Tran, Kim; Lunstrum, Elizabeth
Journal of Geography, v120 n2 p61-71 2021
Drawing on our experience teaching a 2-week field-based geography course on urban environmental issues, we reinforce the value of field-based experiential education (EE) especially as it faces growing threats. We show how such experience can enable students to understand the diversity of urban environmental challenges in situ; grasp cities as sites of environmental sustainability; understand the innovative ways local organizations and actors -- many of them Black, Indigenous, and People of Color -- are addressing these challenges; and feel empowered to take part in environmental stewardship. Focusing on course design and delivery, we additionally offer a blueprint for course replicability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)