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The Value of Fieldwork

We can help you to make your claim with your Senior Team for keeping or increasing the quantity of fieldwork in your geography curriculum planning.

Two articles which highlight the value of fieldwork:

The Value of Fieldwork (PDF)
Justin Dillon, Senior Lecturer in Science and Environmental Education, King's College London

Justin Dillon presents a summary of academic research findings into the value of fieldwork for both students and teachers. The benefits of fieldwork include both academic and personal and social development, as well as encouraging respect for the environment. 

The role and value of fieldwork (PDF)
Victoria Cook, Department of Geography, University of Leeds

Victoria Cook is a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds who is currently conducting doctoral research into fieldwork provision in inner city schools. In this article she shares some preliminary findings and puts forward some strong arguments for the value of fieldwork. The reference list (PDF) for this article is abailable to download.

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