(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Undergraduate teaching and learning in physical geography

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DAY T. (1) ;
(1) College, Okanagan, CANADA


Constructivist theory forms the basis for a wide range of active learning approaches, such as inquiry-based learning and problem-based learning. These approaches are inductive in that students build theory and generalizations from case studies rather than more traditional approaches in which the students learn the theory and then study some examples. Students are typically more engaged in their active learning than they are in traditional approaches. Attempts to replace fieldwork with virtual field trips have met with resistance, but there has been little research on the ways that virtual fieldwork could be improved. Animations in particular seem to engage students, although there is no evidence that they enhance the learning of physical geography. The scholarship of teaching and learning physical geography offers challenges and opportunities for new and experienced faculty who have not previously published in this field


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no3 [pp. 305-332]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0309133312442521

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