Experiential Learning in Geography Education I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geography Education Specialty Group
Organizers: Jonathan Wessell
Chairs: Jonathan Wessell


Instructors in Geography Education have long been offering Field Study or Study Abroad opportunities. The presenters in this session will share these opportunities that they have created with their students. Close attention will be given to the interactions that students have had with the people and culture in different areas. The presenters will share the value of these experiences, and how they felt about the success of these opportunities. What might have been changed to enhance the learning of their students in the respective opportunities


Type Details Minutes
Presenter Mark Welford*, University of Northern Iowa, Geographically positioning a traditional Study Abroad in Italy to maximize student’s socio-economic and cultural exposure to Italy 15
Presenter Robert Yarbrough*, Georgia Southern University, Reflections on a Peripatetic Summer Study Abroad Program to Ecuador 15
Presenter Adam Mathews*, Western Michigan University, Lisa DeChano-Cook, Western Michigan University, Cindy Bloom, Comstock Middle School, K-12 experiential learning about landscape using geospatial STEM tools 15
Presenter Jerry Mitchell*, University of South Carolina, Into the “Field”: An Exercise in Exploring Not-So-Local Landscapes 15
Presenter Daniel Dugas*, New Mexico State University, Faculty Team-Led International Travel Experiences: Two is Better Than One 15

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