A practical fieldwork manual for all Geography students
Written by some of Australia’s leading Geography teachers, it provides comprehensive explanations of selected fieldwork activities and the geographical skills and tools needed to undertake them.
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The student-friendly method of step-by-step explanations and descriptions of fieldwork activities and techniques extend students' geographic skills beyond the classroom. A wealth of current Australian fieldwork examples are provided that can be applied in various spatial contexts. The text also includes a wide range of stimulus material – maps, diagrams, graphs and photographs.
• traditional fieldwork, quantitative studies, field research projects/research action plans, issues-based fieldwork and discovery fieldwork
• fieldwork techniques form simple measurements and observations through to GIS
• inquiry questions
• methods of presenting fieldwork data: sketches, graphs, transects, choropleth maps
• methods of presenting fieldwork projects: oral, written, computer presentation software, digital imagery, MP3s, soundscapes
• ICT links to virtual fieldwork
• key terms highlighted in the text, defined and consolidated in a glossary.
1 Fieldwork tools and skills
2 Investigating the physical environment
3 Investigating the built environment
4 Investigating communities
5 Investigating spatial patterns
6 Investigating our Australian sense of place