Fieldwork in Geography: Reflections, Perspectives and Actions

  • Rod Gerber
  • Goh Kim Chuan

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rod Gerber, Goh Kim Chuan
      Pages 3-12
  3. Foundations of Fieldwork

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Joseph P Stoltman, Rolland Fraser
      Pages 37-52
  4. International Perspectives

  5. Pedagogic Aspects

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-265

About this book

Introduction

Geographers regard fieldwork as a vital instrument for understanding our world through direct experience, for gathering basic data about this world, and as a fundamental method for enacting geographical education. The range of international geography and educational experts who contributed to this volume has demonstrated that the concept of fieldwork has a considerable history in the field of geography. They have demonstrated that the theoretical aspects of fieldwork have been interpreted differently in regions around the world, but the importance of fieldwork remains strong globally.
A fresh look at the pedagogic implications for fieldwork in formal education offers ideas both for promoting it in geographical education and for maintaining its place in the geography curriculum.
Audience: Forward-looking geographers and educators now recognise that alternative strategies, especially those involving the use of information technology, should be developed to reaffirm the centrality of fieldwork in geographical and wider education.

Keywords

education fieldwork geography history information

Editors and affiliations

  • Rod Gerber
    • 1
  • Goh Kim Chuan
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Health and Professional StudiesUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  2. 2.Division of GeographyNanyang Technology UniversitySingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1552-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5466-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1552-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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