Engaging with the (un)familiar: field teaching in a multi-campus teaching environment

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Abstract


  • Field trips have long been central to geography, but have been subject to assessment of

    the role of the ‘field’ in teaching. At the same time, academics face barriers to running field trips.

    Distance education and enhanced educational access for non-metropolitan students represented

    such an obstacle at an Australian university. These obstacles were taken as an opportunity to draw

    on the regional nature of the students and staff to enhance teaching goals, run critically informed

    field trips by and manage academic workloads. We evaluate the field trips by conducting surveys and

    interviews with students and tutors, and as an example of innovation within constraints.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gill, N. J., Adams, M. J. & Eriksen, C. (2012). Engaging with the (un)familiar: field teaching in a multi-campus teaching environment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36 (2), 259-275.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84859577511

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8135&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4792

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Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 259

End Page


  • 275

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Field trips have long been central to geography, but have been subject to assessment of

    the role of the ‘field’ in teaching. At the same time, academics face barriers to running field trips.

    Distance education and enhanced educational access for non-metropolitan students represented

    such an obstacle at an Australian university. These obstacles were taken as an opportunity to draw

    on the regional nature of the students and staff to enhance teaching goals, run critically informed

    field trips by and manage academic workloads. We evaluate the field trips by conducting surveys and

    interviews with students and tutors, and as an example of innovation within constraints.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gill, N. J., Adams, M. J. & Eriksen, C. (2012). Engaging with the (un)familiar: field teaching in a multi-campus teaching environment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36 (2), 259-275.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84859577511

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8135&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4792

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 259

End Page


  • 275

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom