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A Research-Led, Inquiry-Based Learning Experiment: Classic Landforms of Deglaciation, Glen Etive, Scottish Highlands

HARRIS, Tim and TWEED, Fiona (2010) A Research-Led, Inquiry-Based Learning Experiment: Classic Landforms of Deglaciation, Glen Etive, Scottish Highlands. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34 (4). pp. 511-528. ISSN 0309-8265

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This paper reports an adaptation of a classroom-based, traditionally taught module to both facilitate field-based knowledge acquisition and contribute towards research. The module enabled students, through a combination of new research and co-learning, to achieve the original classroom-based learning outcomes. Students engaged enthusiastically with the research project, developing a deeper learning style as demonstrated by improved student performance and a sense of ownership of the learning experience. The study concludes that field-centred, inquiry-based learning draws heavily upon staff resources but is an effective means of facilitating teaching and research in tandem.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Depositing User: Fiona TWEED
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 11:49
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2013 11:49
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1727

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