Module 4

OHT 4a

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Approaches to Fieldwork: Field Teaching

Source: Adapted from Laws, K. (1989) Learning Geography through Fieldwork in J. Fien, R. Gerber, and P. Wilson, (eds) The Geography Teacher's Guide to the Classroom, 2nd edition, Macmillan, Melbourne, p.105.

Study of a coastal and marine topic or theme in class. Teacher talk, textbook study, note taking, slide viewing, videos etc.


Field observations (often teacher directed). Recording of information in the field. Some field interpretation.


Back at school - further interpretation and explanation in class - writing up field report.