Enquiry-driven fieldwork as a rich and powerful teaching strategy: school practices in secondary geography education in the Netherlands

K. Oost, B. Vries de, J.A. van der Schee

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Abstract

Given its active and enquiry-driven character, fieldwork is seen as an important way to develop geographical understanding of the world, during which cognitive and affective learning reinforce each other. The present study aims to give insight into whether and how secondary school geography teachers in the Netherlands succeed in using fieldwork as a rich and powerful teaching strategy. Do they perform fieldwork that is enquiry driven, structurally integrated in the curriculum and stimulates both cognitive and affective development? The results of a questionnaire show that although 71% of the geography teachers do fieldwork, they generally do not succeed in meeting the conditions mentioned above. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-325
JournalInternational Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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