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Tricks, practicalities, and ethics of teaching outdoor walking research, including interviews and group tours

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Outdoor learning: Education beyond the seminar room

Swansea University Author: Aled Singleton Orcid Logo

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In the context of a growing literature and practice around walking research, thischapter considers how to transfer such momentum into teaching outdoor walkingmethods within Higher Education. Presently there is a relative lack of teachingresources. This writing therefore offers reflections from three...

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Published in: Outdoor learning: Education beyond the seminar room
Published: Abingdon Routledge
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa65448
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Abstract: In the context of a growing literature and practice around walking research, thischapter considers how to transfer such momentum into teaching outdoor walkingmethods within Higher Education. Presently there is a relative lack of teachingresources. This writing therefore offers reflections from three incremental andcomplementary techniques aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students.These include setting an assessed task from a 30-minute independent walk, usingthe psychogeographical dérive to structure group walking within a fieldtrip, andequipping postgraduates with the knowledge to scope out their own walking researchprojects. These approaches are largely grounded in ethnography and aimed at abroad disciplinary field. From these examples I summarise the logistical challengesand need to develop learning materials and courses.
College: College of Science