Module 4

OHT 4c

Module 4 Home

Approaches to Fieldwork:
Guided Field Research

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

On some occasions (e.g. for younger students) it can sometimes be beneficial to help them set questions to be answered as the result of direct observations or from class work or from special interests of students.


What they think are the answers.


Field activities to collect data to answer the questions.


Do their conclusions agree with their tentative answers from
before the field activity? Why/Why not?


Hypothesis testing
- accept or reject.