Combining research-based student fieldwork with staff research to reinforce teaching and learning

Fuller, Ian, Mellor, Antony and Entwistle, Jane (2014) Combining research-based student fieldwork with staff research to reinforce teaching and learning. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 38 (3). pp. 383-400. ISSN 0309-8265

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2014.933403

Abstract

This paper addresses the relationship between teaching and research in a fieldwork context by seeking student views over 3 years across two institutions to assess the perceived value of blending staff research activity with student fieldwork. Student views were solicited using questionnaires. Despite the contrasting environments, locations and approaches of the institutions’ respective field courses, student perceptions are remarkably similar. Engaging in research activity in fieldwork (and specifically combining research-based student fieldwork with staff research) is perceived strongly to add value to study for a degree, as well as stimulate interest in the subject and improve understanding of methodologies employed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical Geography, fieldwork, problem-based learning, research–teaching nexus, research-based fieldwork
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 15:52
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16995

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