Experimenting with active learning in geography: Dispelling the myths that perpetuate resistance

Scheyvens, Regina, Griffin, Amy L., Jocoy, Christina L., Liu, Yan and Bradford, Michael (2008) Experimenting with active learning in geography: Dispelling the myths that perpetuate resistance. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 32 1: 51-69. doi:10.1080/03098260701731496

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Author Scheyvens, Regina
Griffin, Amy L.
Jocoy, Christina L.
Liu, Yan
Bradford, Michael
Title Experimenting with active learning in geography: Dispelling the myths that perpetuate resistance
Journal name Journal of Geography in Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0309-8265
1466-1845
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03098260701731496
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 51
End page 69
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract While some geographers have embraced active learning as a means to engage students in a course, many others stick to conventional teaching methods. They are often deterred by suggestions that it can be difficult to implement active learning where students have no prior knowledge of a subject, that active learning requires too much work of lecturers and students, and that there are significant institutional constraints to implementing active learning. In this article the authors draw on their experiences of utilizing active learning in five different countries before dispelling myths which continue to constrain the uptake of active learning methods. Finally, they provide simple guidelines for successful integration of active learning in geography courses.
Keyword Active learning
Geography
Education
Teaching styles
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published in special section Symposium, INLT workshop paper

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