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TENERIFE: C&IT Field Course Support Barbara Rumsby & Richard Middleton Department of Geography, The University of Hull.

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1 TENERIFE: C&IT Field Course Support Barbara Rumsby & Richard Middleton Department of Geography, The University of Hull

2 Objectives Field Skills Field Study module - all 2nd year geography students participate in an overseas field course as part of the Geographical Skills programme Understanding (and experience) of the physical geography of Tenerife Synthesis A means to make linkages between material covered in other modules (bio-geo-environ)

3 Technology Used to Support L&T Programme

4 Lecture Programme Practical Sessions Groupwork skills Project work WWW resources Resources Folder Reading list WWW field guide Staff Introduction Climate & Hydrology Geology & Evolution Geology & Geomorphology Biogeography Groupworking Field Notebooks WWW Resources Project work Logistics, Equipment distribution, Risk Assessment WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 Before

5 WWW Guide Introduction to the guide in practical class Geographical setting Geology Biogeography Launched on the Web May contributions welcome!

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7 Landcover Mapping Project Cañadas caldera

8 Notebooks, groupwork Notebooks, lava experiment El Chinyero data analysis, presentations Notebooks, presentations Geological map, presentations Notebook surgery 6 evenings During 6 days: 3 staff-led look-see & 3 student projects DAY 6 DAY 5 DAY 4 DAY 3 DAY 2 DAY 1Las Cañadas – Geology and Biogeography El Chinyero Project and Los Gigantes Barranco del Infierno Project Garachico and Volcanas Negras Las Cañadas Geological Mapping Project Anaga and Santa Cruz Las Cañadas Caldera

9 Notebooks Practical session in Hull Included in cost Anonymous 25% module assessment Hand in at airport on arrival back in UK

10 Student Presentations Synthesis Look-see days Use of digital camera for 1/2 day Powerpoint 1 hour (or so) preparation, 10 min. talk

11 After Project follow-up: Landcover mapping practical Drop-in workshops Assessment: 50% Field notebooks 25% WWW test 25% Project report (group) Submission end of week 10 Takes place 1-2 weeks after return from field Hand in on arrival at UK airport

12 WWW Test Open book (field notebooks) Up to 1½ hours to complete Short answer questions

13 Educational Outcomes

14 Module Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should: … have developed knowledge and understanding of the geography of a European region … have developed and practised fieldwork skills in geography … be able to work collaboratively within a group to design, implement and write-up a research project in an overseas field environment

15 Success? 7th year Staff satisfaction TQA - WWW format (Blackboard) Scores and comments Module Tenerife I Student Comments The field trip for this was really good and allowed me to get a real idea of the features of the island The unique learning environment was refreshing & stimulating This was a very organized module but it was contained too much work … it would have been nice to have finished before 10pm one night! Although hard work throughout, the field excursion was enjoyable and educational. The lecture course prepared you well for the field trip … Excellent module with a wide spread of interesting subjects. Amazing field Tenerife was really enjoyable - perhaps too much work in Tenerife, but this was compensated for less on return. The computer test I thought could have actually been made into a proper exam as the answers required were extremely hard

16 Conclusion WWW and IT resources are not a replacement for fieldwork Used to support an intensive field programme BENEFITS Maximises what students get out of the field trip Student-centered, resource-based learning Improvement in learning experience

17 TENERIFE: C&IT Field Course Support Barbara Rumsby & Richard Middleton Department of Geography, The University of Hull


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