Six simple steps towards making GEES fieldwork more accessible and inclusive

LAWRENCE, Anya and DOWEY, Natasha (2021). Six simple steps towards making GEES fieldwork more accessible and inclusive. Area.

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    Abstract

    Fieldwork is a defining aspect of Physical Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) programme curricula. At its best, fieldwork offers students valuable opportunities to develop independent research skills in real-world situations, examine analogues for a range of scientific concepts, and socialise with peers. It offers experiences that are challenging to replicate using virtual/remote learning. However, at its worst, traditional fieldwork practice and culture can present barriers to access and hostile environments that epitomise the broader equity, diversity, and inclusivity problems faced by GEES disciplines. With the role of fieldwork increasingly being called into question, here we promote simple adaptations that can make fieldwork more accessible and enjoyable for all.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: accessibility; diversity; equity; fieldwork; GEES; inclusivity; 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience; 1604 Human Geography; Geography
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12747
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 14:33
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 14:33
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29656

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