Evaluation of Student Learning Experiences in Physical Geography Fieldwork: paddling or pedagogy?
I. Fuller, S. Rawlinson, R. Bevan 2000 Journal Of Geography In Higher Education v24 p199-215

This paper reports a project carried out with first-year geography students undertaking physical geography field work. An experiment within the context of fluvial studies rests the effectiveness of student learning using contrasting approaches based on analytical-prediction and descriptive-explanation. The results, based on marks analysis and a review of student feedback, indicate that in the short term the traditional descriptive-explanation approach is significantly more conducive to student learning than the analytical-predictive mode.

Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources
Research on Learning: Assessment, Ways Of Learning:In the FieldKeywords: physical geography, fieldwork, analytical-predictive, descriptive-explanation, student learning