Engaging with economic geography in the "real" world: a central role for field teaching

Jones, A. (2006). Engaging with economic geography in the "real" world: a central role for field teaching. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 30(3), pp. 457-462. doi: 10.1080/03098260600927476

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Abstract

Debates concerning how to engage students with economic geography have ignored the important role of field teaching. This paper argues that fieldwork must remain a key component of economic geographical teaching and that it offers a variety of advantages to overcoming student disinterest in the sub-discipline. It goes on to argue that field teaching must be developed, not neglected, in economic geography and illustrates its pedagogical advantages with reference to the example of a field class in north-east England.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Social Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2973

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