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

Ian Fuller, Antony Mellor, Jane Entwistle

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-400
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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