Fieldwork is Good? The Student Experience of Field Courses

Sarah Maguire, A Boyle, S Conchie, A Martin, C Milsom, R Nash, A Turner, S Wurthmann

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the results of the 'Student Views of Fieldwork' project,
    as part of the wider LTSN-GEES pedagogic research and fieldwork
    p r o g ra m m e. Research was conducted across Geogra p h y, E a rth and
    E nvironmental Science disciplines to examine the effect of fieldwork on
    students' affective domain. The project aimed to monitor changes in
    s t u d e n t ’s attitudes to learning that occurred as a result of attending
    residential field courses. In addition, the changes in how students value the
    f i e l d w o rk ex p e rience were examined and differences in attidudes and
    values between different groups of students (for example age and gender)
    were explored.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-51
    Number of pages4
    JournalPlanet
    Volume5
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Maguire, S., Boyle, A., Conchie, S., Martin, A., Milsom, C., Nash, R., Turner, A., & Wurthmann, S. (2003). Fieldwork is Good? The Student Experience of Field Courses. Planet, 5(11), 48-51.