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Geography fieldwork

Fieldwork (whether local, residential or international) is an essential component of geography education. It enables pupils to better understand the ‘messiness’ of ‘geographical reality’, develop subject knowledge, and gain a range of skills that are difficult to develop in the classroom alone. 

However, the value is not simply the ‘geographical’ value of experiencing such things as landscape features, busy urban streets and unfamiliar cultures which helps ground the pupils’ local environment in the context of the global. It also aids motivation and self-development.

This support and guidance/teaching resource area aims to help teachers to introduce and develop fieldwork with students in both primary and second schools.

 

Background reading

In this article Paula Richardson argues the case for outdoor learning and suggests ways in which fieldwork could be made more manageable for early years and primary teachers. 

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GA Conference 2024

Find out more about our three days of excellent professional development and networking

National Festival of Fieldwork 2024

The GA encourages everyone to take part in June 2024