Excursions in school – past and present from Swedish and Anglo-Saxon perspectives
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Geography, ISSN 1792-1341, Vol. 5, no 4, 87-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this article is to present the results from a review of literature on geography excursions and field studies and to discuss their development over time, focusing on purpose, content, method, and execution. The scope was limited to Swedish and Anglo-Saxon literature, produced after the year 1900. The results show that excursions and field studies have since long been important methods in school teaching, not only in the subject geography. One of the purposes of using excursions and field studies in teaching is to facilitate the learning process of pupils and students. Several authors arguing that learning improved when the objects are studied in the real world. We can see that a continuous process of change has altered contents as well as conduction of the excursions. The previous instrumental orientation has moved toward more pupil-participating work methods. Today preparation is a keyword in most texts on excursions, and the perspectives have been broadened.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Association of Geographers , 2014. Vol. 5, no 4, 87-101 p.
excursions, field studies, review of literature, Swedish, Anglo-Saxon
Educational Sciences Physical Geography Human Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18251ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84924811990OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-18251DiVA: diva2:797015