Fieldwork in Geography: Reflections, Perspectives and Actions

Fieldwork in Geography: Reflections, Perspectives and Actions

by Rod Gerber
     
 

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Geographers regard fieldwork as a vital instrument for understanding our world through direct experience, for gathering basic data about this world, and as a fundamental method for enacting geographical education. The range of international geography and educational experts who contributed to this volume has demonstrated that the concept of fieldwork has a

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Geographers regard fieldwork as a vital instrument for understanding our world through direct experience, for gathering basic data about this world, and as a fundamental method for enacting geographical education. The range of international geography and educational experts who contributed to this volume has demonstrated that the concept of fieldwork has a considerable history in the field of geography. They have demonstrated that the theoretical aspects of fieldwork have been interpreted differently in regions around the world, but the importance of fieldwork remains strong globally.
A fresh look at the pedagogic implications for fieldwork in formal education offers ideas both for promoting it in geographical education and for maintaining its place in the geography curriculum.
Audience: Forward-looking geographers and educators now recognise that alternative strategies, especially those involving the use of information technology, should be developed to reaffirm the centrality of fieldwork in geographical and wider education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048154661
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
GeoJournal Library Series, #54
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

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